It had been a stressful day at work. It looked like this outside, even though it’s barely August (you should see half of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge).
I didn’t want to cook but wanted something fresh. I chopped a couple of heirloom tomatoes I’d bought at the farmers market and some leftover basil, tossed it with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and generously dashed with salt and pepper. Served on top of a toasted dinner roll, it tasted like summer but was as fun to eat as sloppy joe’s – slopping all over the place. Halfway through I gave up and tore up the bread and put it in the bowl, turning it into a bread salad.
A pear for dessert, it was a good dinner and so simple. What simple 5 minute dinners magically put you in a better mood?