Wow…..is all I can say. I thought and thought and thought. After not having much time to be creative with my food this week, I really, really wanted a different and appealing lunch! But I didn’t know what. Time is always an issue with a 19-month old underfoot, but I don’t like to ever waste a meal. Everything I eat….I want it to count, and I want to taste all the flavors. I want to create something pleasing to all my senses, and then sit and savor
This is what I came up with, and I will definitely be repeating it……quite frequently!
I kept trying to think what else I had on hand that I eat on pizza and kept drawing a blank. But ever since I picked up this feta cheese and my beloved calamata olives, I’ve been anxious to try them on something together (besides salad). I have been eating bits of feta and the olives together plain…..SO good!
Well after I ate…I realized my favorite vidalia onions would have been perfect diced up on top. What aren’t they good on?
I am also missing my fresh organic basil plant right now. That would have kicked it over the top! I cannot wait until growing season here in South Florida. We are somewhat opposite most of the country. Right now in South Florida it is too hot to grow anything. When late October rolls around I will probably be able to plant my seeds. Things like spinach, lettuce, peas, beans, scallions, garlic and all my fresh herbs do great here all winter. Can’t wait!!
I thought of my sun-dried tomatoes that I rehydrated about a month ago and packed in olive oil in the fridge. Are those still good? How long will they keep? I know if you add garlic or herbs they can grow mold and you are at the risk of botulism, but I only put them in straight extra virgin olive oil. Does anyone know?
I had an interruption just as I was sitting down to eat these flavorful bites…and discovered that if you wait 15 minutes or so to eat them, the chips will get soggy! I gave those to the girls and made myself a fresh batch. I was wanting that *crunch*
Let me know if you try them. Obviously you can use any sauce or just tomatoes, not just the Bertolli. Bertolli Tomato and Basil just happens to be our favorite. No artificial stuff like HFCS (high fructose corn syrup), and I get them BOGO free at Publix once a month. It’s soo good! Or plain ole’ tortilla chips….really this is a very flexible dish.
What a lovely blog…I love your writing style and creative ideas! 😀
Thanks so much for the great idea of using brown rice as a "cold cereal." I will be for sure trying this soon. I'm always looking for other whole grains to use in my breakfast other then always oats—even though my tastebuds don't have a problem with it, I'm all for more variety! 😀
Oh, and happy, happy birthday! 🙂