Cooking for one or two can be fun, adventurous, creative and fulfilling. After all, you have fewer palates to please! Here’s one of my recent dinners for one. Doesn’t it look inviting? It’s a bit of the South of France in Ohio.
It’s healthier and more economical than dining out or on prepared grocery store meals, and the best part of this menu is that it’s FAST and EASY! The only thing NOT French is corn on the cob, something most French people find very odd indeed. Even so, fresh sweet corn is one of my favorite things about summer in Ohio! Another is dining outside. Next time you are tempted to grab something ready-made, pick up the ingredients for this dinner instead. When it’s ready, don’t just toss it on a plate, grab a fork and sit down in front of the television. Set a proper place setting in your favorite dining spot and enjoy what you’ve prepared.
Those pots you see in the background are part of my Ohio herb garden. Herbs lend themselves wonderfully to container gardens. Even if all you have is a terrace or a sunny window, you can grow your own fresh herbs! Learn more about herb container gardening here.
Here’s the menu for the dinner pictured. Click on the menu items for the recipes. Use whatever greens are in season for your salad. Just make sure to spin them until they are thoroughly dry. Oil-based dressings will slide right off wet greens and end up in a puddle UNDER your salad instead of on it!