Not following the recipe, is that for a meal or is that in life in general? Well maybe a little bit of both.
My husband has had a very rough week.
So I thought I would make a good meal tonight, it started with this...
This looks great, and this weekend I went and bought some colorful heirlooms tomato's.
But like I said, I am not following Martha's recipe.
I usually make tomato's with either mozzarella or sometimes feta cheese with homemade
We have a great Italian grocery store in town and I bought some large mozzarella balls that they sliced for me, but tonight it is going to be pearls.
I am going to add capers
Some chopped red onion
Fresh basil from my garden chilling in the Terra cotta basil container I bought years ago in Paris.
Now I need to add some red wine vinegar dressing tonight instead of
balsamic tonight....why you ask?
Because I chicken breast marinating in a balsamic dressing made out of Penzey spices Country French Dressing
I follow the recipe but use balsamic vinegar instead of red wine. If you have never tried Penzey Spices before they are wonderful and have a wide selection of salt free.
I can use my plates I bought in Paris at my favorite little kitchen store
These are from Pottery Barn
Like I said, sometimes we don't follow a recipe or the recipe we think we should follow for our live, many spices are added in that we aren't planning on. We think we know how it is going to turn out, sometimes it is better sometimes it is not, just like life.
I just want my husband to enjoy a nice dinner, put his cares away....maybe I will put on the Parisian song CD my cousin Fred made for me?
Have a great evening.