Once in a while, though, I’ll surprise myself (and my boyfriend) by behaving like a big girl long enough to push past the hunger and throw something together that makes everything okay. I’ll see the one last peach perched on the counter, the nub of goat cheese in the fridge, and remember the garden full of lettuce and herbs. Suddenly, I realize the crisis can be averted–I can make something out of this! 15 minutes later, I’ll be backing myself out of the crazy-losing-my-mind-from-hunger zone, and congratulating myself on turning a bad situation into a delicious one. Then I’ll get so excited over how yummy it was that I’ll make it all over again the next day so I can take pictures and talk about it here.
Okay…now that you decided I’ve totally lost it, allow me to share my latest effort. It’s a grilled or roasted peach stuffed with goat cheese, paired up with lettuce and herbs from the garden and a few slices of prosciutto. It’s awfully good and can be assembled in minutes. It’s the kind of thing that’s always a winner, on occasion, a savior, and just what I feel like eating all summer long.