Since I had a meat thermometer out the other day, I decided to check the temp in my kitchen - 95degrees
Which is just my wimpy way of explaining why there's really not much cooking going on at the moment. The heat wave and the fact that I was at a writing workshop for teachers for the past two days.
But we still have to eat.
Honestly, I'd probably rather eat a bowl of cereal -
This one was on sale for $2.99 last week. It's already one of my favorites, but load it with a pile of fresh blueberries??? Oh yum!
It's really kind of scary how many blueberries I have eaten in the past few weeks!
But man (or woman) cannot survive on cereal alone, no matter how tasty.
So I've done a few quick meals this week that gave me nutrition and taste without a lot of oven time.
The first is similar to one I've done before. I had the most amazing plum tomatoes from the farmer's market plus my basil, so what better to do than fresh pizza.
All I did for this was hollow out a loaf of Italian bread - you don't have to but I like the crust better than the doughy part.
I sprinkled shredded cheese and garlic powder on the bread, then added some oregano and fresh basil leave. I topped it with those luscious tomatoes.
The concoction went into the oven just long enough to melt the cheese. DIVINE.
Oh my goodness! I could eat this stuff all day!
In fact, I made it again tonight on mini pitas instead. I left the tomatoes off one.
|Fenny's hoping I'll drop a shrimp.|
But last night we were in the midst of crazy storms so I was late cooking. I sure didn't feel like cooking when I had to close the kitchen windows on top of the 95 degree h
Saved by the leftovers.
I made fried haddock for my husband a week ago. Brilliant me thought I would forego my usual egg batter and try the milk soak that Ruthy described for fried onions.
Nope. Didn't work. Made a mess.
I had more of the haddock so I fried that up normally for him and saved the rest in the freezer.
So one night when I had no culinary inspiration whatsoever, I remembered that haddock. I took it out, added some pre-cooked shrimp from COSTCO, covered with a breadcrumb topping, some lemon and butter, and stuck under the broiler for a few minutes. Soooo very good.
If it wasn't summer, I probably would have paired it with rice or noodles, but this was perfectly light just as was.
Nice things about summer -
When I'm in Maine, I love summer sunrises. But this year, stuck in the city, I'm really appeciating all the vivid summer sunsets. The camera really doesn't do the brilliant sky justice.
|This doesn't even begin to capture the colors, but I took it through my window so not too bad,|
|Sunrise in Maine.|