Monday, October 24, 2011

Lunch today

Didn't know what to make for lunch today.  Scanned the contents of the household and found:

  • Wildflower Bread Bakery Sourdough Bread (mmmm, the very best bread, but if you don't live here in AZ, any hearty sourdough bread will do)
  • pesto
  • grape tomatoes
  • goat cheese 
  • shredded mozzarella

Know what I did with it?  Made a caprese (sort of) sandwich.  One of my fave restaurants, The Living Room, makes an amazing pressed caprese sandwich.  I figured I could try to mimic it even though I don't have a sandwich press and I didn't have fresh mozzarella.

I buttered one side of each slice of bread.  On the other side I spread a heaping teaspoon of jarred pesto sauce (I happened to have Classico in the house because my basil plants all croaked over the summer.)

Took a couple of slices of soft goat cheese and crumbled them over the pesto on one slice of the bread.  Then I filled in the empty spots with some shredded mozzarella.  

I sliced about a handful of grape tomatoes in half and carefully placed these on the cheese.

Then I put the second slice of bread on top and placed the sandwich in a really hot grill pan (heated mine on 8 on my cooktop.)  Because I needed it to look like a pressed sandwich, I flipped a dinner plate over the top of the sandwich and sat my tea kettle, half full of water, on top.  Took about 4 minutes to toast the one side, I flipped the sandwich, and toasted the other side for about 2 minutes.  But your timing may vary.

Voila!  Yummy yummy yummy.  I ate it with sea salt & cracked black pepper potato chips, because that's what the Living Room serves.  Now where is that glass of Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc I usually have with it?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Time Flies....

When you're busy with school.  Sorry folks.  Lots of good food being made here inbetween the Photoshop projects, HTML coding and now reading about business & society.  Eeesh.  Not to mention Ron and I took a short jaunt to Reno/Lake Tahoe/Truckee this past week.  I have lots to post about that. 

Will definitely get some recipes uploaded this week too.

And some knitting projects.  It's been busy busy around here and I've been neglecting you.  No longer.  This week!

Enjoy your Sunday night