We are welcoming a new baby to our house this week. So rather than trying out new recipes (or even venturing near anything with a recipe I must read and follow) we are keeping things simple. In fact, tonight, I am going through all my meal plans and picking out the meals that can be made with few ingredients, prepared quickly OR freeze well (so I have freezer meals to serve up when my live in cook is gone i.e. Mom).
Next Monday I will post some of them. But I would LOVE to try your easy peasy, good for after baby meals. If you have one to share, email me at hollyhancey at hotmail dot com
Until then, here is a quicky to munch on:
Grilled Tomato Basil Sandwiches
A staple at our house, I surprised myself that I had not posted this "recipe" already! I love using pesto sauce rather than whole basil leaves so you don't pull a whole leaf out when you take a bite- this way, every bite has a taste of basil- not just the bite where you are chewing nothing but basil haha
You can find pesto sauce in a tube near the spaghetti sauce and Italian foods. Its a great way to have the taste of fresh basil on hand.
4 slices focaccia bread
4 slices whole milk mozzarella
2 small tomatoes (6 slices)
4 Tbsp pesto sauce
Assemble the sandwiches with 2 slices of cheese on one slice of bread and spread 2 Tbsp of pesto and 3 slices of tomato on the other side. I take the two slices of bread with cheese and put them in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds just to get the cheese warm. Meanwhile, pre-heat a skillet to med-hot.
I then put the tomato basil slices on top of the cheese slices, butter the top of the bread and flip them onto a medium- hot skillet. While the underside cooks, butter the top side and flip the sandwiches.
With practice you will have melted cheese and golden toasted bread.