Monday, February 27, 2012
I've talked about my love of "picky dinners" right? Not to be confused with a dinner for picky people, no a picky dinner in my house is one that you casually pick at. There are no silverware involved. Everyone shares from the same platter of little piles of food.
I suppose if I were in Spain this would be close to tapas. But, alas, I am at the Country House and so it is called a picky dinner. Or in today's case "picky lunch".
The thing I have noticed about my picky lunches is that they are usually when I am by myself. I have gotten slightly better at cooking a meal for one, but the problem is, when I am working at home I usually get so wrapped up in whatever creative project that is at hand and the limited time that I have to work on it, that lunch usually happens as an after-thought and I'm so hungry by the time I actually get around to it that I really don't want to wait for something to actually be cooked.
And therein lies the beauty of a picky lunch. In the time it takes to cut a few pieces of cheese, grab a handful of crackers, toss some tomatoes in olive oil & balsamic, and throw on a few chunks of last night's bbq chicken, lunch is served.
As I make my way back down to my studio, and resume my spot at the computer, I can simply PICK. A tomato here, a cracker there.
Ahhh... delighting in simple things. It's one of my favorite things....
What are your favorite items for picky food? Do tell.....
Posted by H at 9:51 AM