Friday, September 11, 2009

Quick Dinner for One

Between picking up my CSA and heading out last night, I made a hasty dinner that was surprisingly flavorful and refreshing. I came home in a hectic rush, but the tomatoes that I'd just picked up were calling my name. I took the juiciest red and the juiciest yellow ones, chopped them up, tossed with goat cheese, fresh basil, salt and pepper and stuffed it into an open pita.

I ate it standing up, right off the cutting board, and finished it off in about 2 minutes. After giving my knife and board a quick wash, I was done - a grand total of about 8 minutes after I walked in the door. Not exactly what they preach in the land of slow food, but when you're in a hurry, this meal is perfect.

Life as a twenty-something can be crazy at times, and having fresh ingredients around is essential to being able to eat quickly while still being healthy. Had I not had tomatoes, goat cheese, and basil at the ready, I probably would have stuffed one of my bland oatmeal cookies in my mouth or gone the route of breakfast for dinner. But my CSA, herb garden, and sickening love of cheese deterred me from disaster!

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