We had an incredible storm the other night here in Phoenix, and we were without power for about 15 hours. I know this photo doesn’t do the storm much justice. Daughter took it as we sat on the patio watching the storm pass over. I was afraid to open the fridge or freezer for fear of thawing everything out, and we ended up eating out as much as possible. I suppose we were lucky since some people are still without power and there were downed trees in their yard, or powerlines went down like dominoes. We didn’t have any water damage, or wind, just the lack of power that made it pretty uncomfortable to sleep. As my sister awaits Gustov in New Orleans, I suppose I shouldn’t complain.
Now that the power is back on and the plants are drying out, I’m starved. I couldn’t decide what to eat for breakfast this morning, and didn’t want to pull out pans and such. And even though I just love my old standby… Rice Chex with rice milk, I just wasn’t in the mood.
I looked in the fridge and viola! breakfast was there. Just a little bit of both Fontina and goat cheese left over from a quiche for book club, and one Roma tomato. I just bought a loaf of GF sandwich bread from Gluten Free Creations, a local GF bakery.
I toasted the bread, placed sliced fontina on each slice (just enough for both left, yipee) and a little goat cheese. Putting the cheese immediately on the toasted bread lets it melt just so slightly, but not completely. Then top with slices of tomato. I added a little Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper and there you have it. The Fontina and goat cheese give a great, salty texture and the tomato had a ripe, fruity flavor. I grabbed a few fresh basil leaves from the bush in the back yard, which added to the already wonderful flavors. The bread was toasted just enough to give a great crunch. Yum… what a great way to start the day.
BTW, what did Daughter eat, you may be asking? A chewy, yummy bagel from Einstein’s with cream cheese. She loves to torture me with things I can no longer enjoy, but this time I know mine was much better and I didn’t even want the bagel. Things are looking up!