Friday, August 17, 2012


My roommate Angela actually ate something good this week and liked it. She is hard to cook for. Its like cooking for a 6 year old.

I’ll say “We are having chicken with pesto and sliced tomato’s tonight” and she’ll stick out her lower lip and say “I don’t like tomatoes”.
“Angela, when is the last time you ate a tomato?”
“I don’t know”
“Maybe 20 years? Have you had a tomato the last 20 years?”
“No, probably not.  I think I was 6, and it made me sick. I don't like tomatoes” again with the lip.
“Tell you what, I’m going to make this shit, and you just close your eyes, hold your nose, try to be honest, open-minded, and willing. Put your big girl panties on and see if maybe we don’t like tomatoes the way I do them. Its delicious, so clean and summery, and you won’t find a lower calorie, more nutritious meal out there”

So I sliced some Roma tomatoes, spread them out on a plate with a little olive oil, salt and pepper while the chicken sautee’d with the pesto, grilled a little Asiago bread, and when the chicken was done I set it on the bed of sliced tomatoes and drizzled the juice over the whole thing.

Well, guess what? It made her knees buckle she liked it so good.


red dirt girl said...

oh gee my knees are buckling just reading this stuff ..... cowboy - you're addictive when you talk sexy food!


bulletholes said...

If you want, I can do it in french.

red dirt girl said...



Bert Rodriguez said...

A couple of thick slices on tomato on a toasted ciabbatta bread with whatever meat you have in your fridge...chicken, ham, fajita, etc, just warm up the meat. If you feel adventurous, add some grilled onions and add a slice of cheddar.