Some nights I just crave simplicity. Case in point: Traffic was horrible tonight - 20 minutes into my commute home, I was still only a couple of miles from the office where I work. By the time I finally reached the final third of my drive, I had made up my mind that we would have a simple dinner of bread, cheese, fruit and olives... But I needed bread and olives. *sigh* I was almost 45 minutes late when I finally arrived home. I was feeling out of sort and I just didn't want to spend time making dinner (I didn't want to spend a lot of time cleaning up either). Some nights are just like that and sometimes a simple meal really is all you need.
The bread is a rustic baguette that was chewy and airy, the apple is a Granny Smith - one of our favorites - which have been particularly good lately. The cheese is a locally made, fabulously sharp, white cheddar, and the olives are jumbo Calabrese blend.