What do you do when friends show up un-announced for lunch?
(To their excuse, they were already in my neighborhood and *I* was the one who invited them in for lunch.)
So, having almost nothing in my pantry, this is what I ended up serving them: Grilled, open sandwiches and tea. And believe it or not, it tasted REALLY good.
To serve four people, you need:
4 Ciabattas, split in half
8 slices of tomato
some fresh oregano sprigs
semi hard cheese, like Gouda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spread garlic butter on every ciabatta half. Place a tomato slice on each, place a couple of oregano sprigs on top of the tomato, and top with sliced cheese.
Grill in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
I didn't have any garlic butter, so I made my own:
1/4 pound soft butter (room temperature)
juice from 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon minced garlic
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
Mix all ingredients well.
This butter will keep for a week in the fridge.