two loaves sweet baguette
three asian pears
half pound hot coppa
variety of cheese ends from local cheesemonger
cube of ski queen sweet cheese
blistered with olive oil and salt
hot mustard and a bowl of olives
bag o' walnuts
This was dinner two nights in a row last week. The first night was premeditated, the second was a result of having a late afternoon glass of bubbly before making dinner, and happily realizing I wouldn't have to cook if everyone was willing to eat the leftovers from the night before. I had Stella make cheese tags for all the little bits of cheese so we knew what we were eating. Those cheese ends are the way to go if you want to sample a bunch of amazing cheeses without paying a lot of money. Each of those pieces were less than two bucks. Good deal.
People around the globe eat these types of meals all the time, but it only occurs to me every now and again to just throw a whole lot of little things together on a platter and call it dinner.
I rarely ask outright questions here, although I always love to hear whatever people have to say about what I write, but I'm curious about this. Do you have an easy, throw together meal that requires little or no cooking? David and I both marvel at how hard it is to remember what I know how to cook, and I'm always panicking at dinnertime. I used to keep a binder full of go-to recipes, but I'm looking for new, super quick ideas. Got any?