Friday, June 8, 2012

Caprese & Paint

Have you ever wondered who used to live in your house? I've spent the day trying to tackle some of the countless projects I've started and not finished. Yes, my project list just seems to grown on a daily basis. Someday they will all be crossed off. Doubtful.

Back to the question. I've questioned if previous families wondered where all the closets are in this house. Really? Do people not believe in closets here? I've been spoiled in the past without realizing it, I did not realize how important closets were. Not for clothes so much as for hiding all that stuff you keep moving but don't really need nor want out in the open. Or maybe it is for the clothes, I never get them all put away anyway. Or yarn. Or a cat.

I've wondered if other wives have stood in the kitchen cooking while laughing at their husband on the couch. And what about the wives who lived here before someone started knocking down walls to create an open floor plan? That must have been hugely lonely.

 We have an odd little room off our kitchen that was a more recent addition to the house. It's had an identity crisis since we moved in here. We jokingly call it our closet/pantry/home to our ancient desktop computer. It is nice, but not quite big enough for all of the jobs we've given it. It's also the only room we still needed to paint. So that has been my unfinished project today that is still unfinished. When my husband left for work you could walk in that room, not the case now. Oops again. But hopefully the room will have recovered from it's identity crisis by the end of the weekend. Or maybe the end of the month. Okay, at least before we move again.

When I'm "working" I often forget to eat. I start drinking coffee, vibrating, and the next thing I know I've gone all day without a bite to eat and I'm crashing from my caffeine high. One of these days I will learn. These are days that I love to make simple salads, such as a Caprese.

All that you need is some fresh basil, mozzarella, and tomatoes. Along with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

I don't have amounts, I've never had time to measure things. Nor is it really needed. I use one tomato, a handful of basil leaves, and a nice thick chuck of mozzarella. In case you've forgotten, I love cheese. 

Just chop your ingredients up and throw them in a bowl. Toss with some oil and vinegar, I start with 1/2 Tablespoon of each and add more if needed. A fast and quick answer when you don't have time to make lunch!


  1. I love a simple caprese. Looks delicious.

  2. Love it! I always have tomatoes, basil and cheese in my kitchen ... and never enough time LOL This is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Ha ha! I'm glad that I'm not the only one. I blame the internet for eating up all of my time! ha ha


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