Friday, January 7, 2011

Lunch For One: Tomato Cheese Tart

 Lunch for one, that'd be me.  This tart is mostly based on one I saw at Lick the Bowl Good.

I was pretty sure no one else would be into this so I decided to scale it down to an individual serving.  I used the pre-made crusts from the dairy case and cut it down to the size of a large saucer.

After smearing the crust with olive oil,  I layered a few basil leaves, sliced tomatoes, salt&pepper, sliced mozzerella and little more basil.  Then I folded up the edges of the tart and baked it at  425 for about 25 minutes.  

It amazes me when such simple ingredients combine to make something that's so off the charts good.   Make one for yourself, soon!

I was tagged by Teresa of A Blog About Food to do this "4 things about me" thing.  Prepare to be fascinated! 

Four Shows I Watch:  
I don't  get (or want) to control the TV much, but when I do...
1.  The Tudors (the series is over now, and I'm still mourning it)
2.  True Blood
3. No Reservations
4.  Suns basketball  

Four Things I'm Passionate About:
Oh gosh, I'm not a really an "enthusiastic" person but...
1. family
2. avoiding conflict ;)
3.  chocolate

Four Phrases I Use a Lot:
1. Have you brushed your teeth?
2. Is your homework done?
3.  The *fill in the blank* is broken
4.  It's time for bed.   

Four Things I've Learned in the Past:
1. With most of the things I allow myself to worry about, the worry is way worse than the thing.
2.  Letting other people's behavior affect my emotions is a bad idea
3. Autism is not the end of the world. It's the beginning of a different one. 
4. Never trim your toenails in the dark. 

Four Places I'd Like to Go:
1. Maine
2. Florida Keys (not during hurricane season pls)
3. Ireland/ Scotland (I don't know the difference)
4. Sweden/Switzerland (also don't know the difference) 

Four Things I Did Yesterday:
I was at work so this could get gross
1.  Got up at 5:30
2.  Had to endure someone getting way up in my personal space during report.
3.  Wore navy blue...all the cool kids are doing it!
4.  Cleaned up a lot of  &*%@ 

Four Things I Love About Winter:
1.  Considering I'm in Phoenix, I don't have long to love it.  Love the break in the 100+ degree heat.
2. Our new tradition of driving north to be in the snow.
3. Comfort food!
4.  Not subjecting people to my ghostly white legs!

Now I'm supposed to tag 4 more people.


Velva said...

This is proof that simple is often best. I think more dishes should be designed just for a party of one.


The Japanese Redneck said...

That looks amazingly good!

Jennifurla said...

I simply must make this and I also mourn the tudors...i LOVE LOVED that show.

Brownieville Girl said...

LOL - never trim your toenails in the dark - so funny!!

There is a bit of difference between Ireland and Scotland (though probably not a huge amount!!). It's not quite as cold in Ireland!

Your dish looks delicious - good enough for a dinner party!

Krystal said...

Hi Julie--You won my giveaway! Send me an email with your mailing info :)

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I love this simple and amazing recipe. But enjoyed your list of 4 things even more. Very fun reading.


Reeni said...

The tomato tart looks delectable! Thanks for sharing all these tidbits about yourself! Cracking up over the trimming your toenails in the dark!

Tiffanee said...

This recipe looks amazing!! In my opinion I would of loved to enjoy it all to myself with no one eating off my plate!! Loved your four things. It was fun getting to know you better! Thanks for the tag. I feel honored. Now I really need to start thinking!!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I should make these someday!

Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing those things about yourself! I LOVE that tart and I am going to be making it. That is one simple but delicious looking tart!

teresa said...

the tart looks so good, i love those flavors combined.

it was so fun reading your answers. i'm with you on the worry answer. i am constantly worrying about things that are never really happening!

Leslie said...

Never trim your toemails in the dark??? LOL LOL LOL
Love the tart!

Mimi said...

Happy New year Julie.

That tart looks amazing, fresh and simple ingredient couldn't get any better.
Great interview with Miranda and I will be careful not to trim my toe nails in the dark.

Kim said...

I'm totally into that tart. I have to scale quite a few recipes down myself. My family is too picky to eat a lot of the things I want to try.

Loved reading your answers to all the questions. I was crazy about The Tudors while it lasted. Holy cow that was a good show. And, funny enough, I think we say the same four phrases - LOL!

Monet said...

This tart looks spectacular! I want to make this for dinner tomorrow night. Forget any other plans I had! And I loved learning all those facts about you. I adore No Reservations. Ryan and I are watching Season 1 on DVD right now. So much fun! I hope you have a relaxing Sunday. I don't know about you, but I need a day to rejuvenate!

Monica H said...

Your version looks much more simple but equally delicious. I usually have premade pie crusts in the freezer so I'll have to remember this for later!

Liked your little survey- you always make me laugh and think of things in a different light. Thank you.

Diana's Cocina said...

Your Tomato Cheese Tart has my mouth watering. Thanks for the tag, i will be posting this week ;).

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

That tart looks right up my alley indeed!! You have such a great sense of humor.

Four Phrases I Use a Lot:

Stop That!
Do you want to go to Bed?
Go over there and behave!

And that's just to the animals!! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm totally going to get this. What kind of pre-made crust did you use?

Faith said...

This looks like my kind of lunch, what a great combo of flavors! I loved reading your answers to the questions and getting to know you more...I would love to travel to Ireland and/or Scotland too. :)

UrMomCooks said...

Luv your list! And luv this awesome meal for one! Looks delicious!

Karen said...

This looks so good, I hope I can remember it when our garden tomatoes are ripe!

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said...

That looks amazing! I'm going to have to give it a try.

Kerstin said...

Now that's my kind of lunch! The pictures with all that yummy melted cheese are making my mouth water!

Kristen said...

That looks so yummy!