Friday, August 30, 2013

Flatbread Friday

Today is Friday and I cannot tell you how happy I am that it is.  What an exhausting week...physically and emotionally.  Work was exceptionally busy and with our new school schedule we are up before the roosters. I really miss having my coffee time, curled up in my favorite throw blanket, slowly letting my brain come around and getting my achy body going in the morning.  Needless to say I have been quite cranky this week.

The only rooster I like in the mornings...the one in my kitchen window.
  To make things worse, it has been on the average of 96 degrees everyday and my body has decided to go back in hot flash mode....really?  The mornings are a cool 53 degrees, but I wouldn't know that because as I am in the kitchen pouring my first cup of java (before the roosters wake up), I am already profusely breaking a sweat and I only walked down one flight of steps.  I have the ceiling fan over our bed on full throttle, the bathroom counter fan buzzing and since that's not enough I also cranked up the bedroom window fan.  My poor husband is freezing at night and because the fans cannot keep up with my ever changing internal temperature, and since that is not enough of course I must also have the window completely open.

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.

Flatbread Friday
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?

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