Saturday, June 20, 2009

How Facebook made me dinner

So I've been neglecting this blog a bit lately. I haven't been cooking enough to merit a big post, and when I have, I haven't really felt like typing out the recipe. And, I'm on a diet. I'm trying to get rid of some of this extra Laura I have hanging around here. I can't just drop it at Goodwill or post it on Freecycle, so I guess I have to do the work to get my body back.

Anyhow, the other day after dreaming of an old friend, actually dreaming of me and this friend at my wedding, I decided to look her up on Facebook. I found her, friended her and have spent the past few days perusing her amazing blogs. This friend just happens to be a photographer. One of her blogs is filled with photographs of celebrities, friends and other things, so stunning, so perfect, so...well, the whole thousand words more than applies here. And being a photographer of this significant level of talent would be enough for most people, but not this friend. She's also an outstanding cook. And she blogs about food. And photographs it. And this woman can write. All of this together makes me hungry.

So tonight, after reading this recipe, I modified it for my own dinner.

Romy's eggs, ala Laura

2 eggs
Trader Joe's Garlic and Herb Goat Cheese
a really ripe heirloom tomato
a little bit of shaved Parmesan cheese
fresh thyme
kosher salt

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Oil a small oven safe bowl (Romy uses a ramekin, but I don't even own a ramekin). In the bottom of your bowl, place a slice of your juicy ripe tomato, crumble some of your goat cheese on top, then crack an egg over the top. On top of this add another slice of tomato, crumble some more goat cheese and crack your other egg on top. Add one more slice of tomato, more goat cheese, just enough Parmesan cheese to fleck the top of the bowl. As an afterthought I added a bit of fresh thyme. Why? Because if you have fresh thyme, you should.

Pop the bowl into your oven and bake for about 15 minutes. Then eat it and imagine you are having dinner with your buddy who inspired you to make this bowl of deliciousness. And it even keeps me on my diet!
Thanks Romy!