|The only rooster I like in the mornings...the one in my kitchen window.|
I tried to cheer myself up this morning by making freshly baked blueberry muffins for the family. It seemed like a wonderful idea, having everyone wake up to the smell of warm muffins - what a great way to start your day. Well, in my early fogginess, I forgot to do the high altitude recipe method....and of course I burned them, because it has just been that kind of week. This high altitude cooking and baking has really been a challenge for me... but that's another story. Did I tell you how happy I am that it is finally Friday?
It goes without saying that the last thing I wanted to do this evening was any type of intense meal preparation that would require me to measure, think or pull out more than one pan. Tonight is Flatbread Friday! Sometimes you just need to take the "Semi-Homemade" route. Every other Friday, my new best friend Duane from Schwan's shows up to our driveway with his giant yellow freezer truck, full of delectable treats! I love their slogan, "Dine In. Chill Out." That is exactly what I planned on doing tonight. They have a wonderful 4 Cheese Flatbread that we get. It is always a great opportunity to dress up these little pallets with anything on hand in the pantry, refrigerator or garden.
Tonight we went Mediterranean style, not because we were feeling fancy, we just have so much growing in the garden that we needed to use up and also some additional pantry items.
Inspired by a tough week.
Schwan's (or your favorite) frozen 4 Cheese Flatbread
Marinated Artichoke Hearts, sliced
Cherry Tomatoes, sliced
Fresh Basil, chiffonade cut
Gorgonzola Crumbles (because 4 cheeses are not enough on flatbread)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Put frozen flatbread on baking sheet. Top with artichoke hearts, tomatoes, basil and finish with gorgonzola cheese crumbles.
Bake on middle rack approximately 10 minutes, or to desired crispness.
Tonight we relaxed with candles, Zen and Zin (2010 "Zen of Zin" Old Vine Zin)
Next week just has to be better, right?