A few thoughts before we get into the nittygritty ...
-I upgraded my blog template (finally) and some of my formatting disappeared. I figured out how to get my visitor tracking stuff added, but where did my flickr badge go? And, when I try to put it back, I get an error. WTF?
-If we're broken up, why is he still here?
-Apparently, he was unresponsive to my trauma because (a) he didn't think it was serious [I wonder what about the incoherent babbling message and the statement "I thought I might die" meant "not serious"], (b) he was mad because I didn't want to come to NYC [which would explain the callous "well, if you'd come to NY, it wouldn't have happened" remark], and (c) he was (and still is) mad that I don't enjoy/want children. Yeah. Whatevs. VUBOQ is over it [but will probably continue to bitch about it for several days/weeks. Apologies in advance].
BUT, now, on to the *meat* of this post: My Delicious Dinner Last Night - Polenta and Heirloom Tomatoes with Roasted Red Pepper Puree.
This is how we roast red peppers at Casa de VUBOQ:
After it's completely blackened, shove it in a paper bag for about 5 minutes. Then, scrape all the black off.
Deseed, slice, put in food processer with garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, a chili pepper, and a couple of basil leaves. Process until smooth. Set aside.
Next, place a couple of slices of tomato and mozzarella cheese on top of about 5 slices of polenta. Place in toaster oven and broil until cheese is good and melty.
Remove from toaster oven, and serve on bed of couscous with side of salad greens. Drizzle with roasted red pepper puree:
Eat. Smile. Say "Yum!"