Friday, August 31, 2007


Man, the folks in the Mediterranean know how to live. At least when it comes to enjoying fresh, fairly simple food.

Got home from work the other night, mom had spent the day doing zucchini relish and was pretty wiped out. It was hot, and neither one of us felt like cooking. And I didn’t feel like going the yogurt shake route.

So, out came the apples and the veggies, sliced a couple of good sized chunks of French bread off the latest product of our oven. Didn't even have to butter it. Just zapped it in the microwave for a few seconds. Add a few olives from the ever present container in the fridge. Cut a  few slices of cheese from the cache in the drawer. Mix some fruit juice into the also ever present jug of iced tea and add some ice cubes. And as the saying goes, we were picking in really tall cotton.

Total dirty dishes? Two plates, two glasses, a knife and the cheese slicer. And two very happy campers spending about three minutes washing them.


tenyearnap said...

Zucchini relish? That sounds awesome!
The kid and I enjoy those kinds of meals, too. He calls it "a platter" and I try to make it look "fancy" for him. Good stuff. --Cin

toonguykc said...

I'll be including a recipe for "pickled cucumber slices" in my blog later.  But I can't be certain I got it right.  ???


rdautumnsage said...

I tend to eat like that all the time, when I'm home alone. To me it doesn't seem worth the effort to cook a huge meal for one person. (Hugs) Indigo