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Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Between being sick, dealing with family issues, and trying to keep up with all the projects I’m working on, a lot of things have sort of fallen to the wayside.  My apartment  needs spring cleaning, I’ve been too tired to exercise, I have’t been editing my novel or blogging, and I haven’t been cooking as much as usual.  I actually went out to a fast food place and ate a burrito alone in my car like some sort of overworked business person, or possibly a lonely barbarian.

Things I HAVE managed to accomplish: 3 pieces of art on display in shows, 1 piece sold, 2 commissioned art pieces completed, 2 more commissions in the works, and I wrote a picture book(which I still need to illustrate).  Why do I do this to myself?  Oh yeah, not creating art makes Homer something something.  Go crazy?  DON’T MIND IF I DO!

Anyway, the moral of this story is I’m busy, so here’s a recipe for busy people who also like to be vegetarian and fancy: a sandwich.

FANCY PEAR SANDWICH

1 pear(I used D’angou, but it would probably work with any kind)

2 slices of bread(whoa, getting crazy here TWO slices of bread?!)

1 small handful of arugula

1/2 Roma tomato, sliced(Where’s the rest of it?! What did you do you animal?!)

Spreadable herb cheese like Laughing Cow or herb rolled goat chevre(so fancy!)

Directions: Spread cheese on one side of each slice of bread.  Slice pear once on each side of the stem so you have two hemisphere shaped slices and one weird center slice with the core.  You can either leave the hemisphere slices as they are, or slice the very top of the dome off to make the sandwich lie flatter.  Place the two side slices of pear on one piece of the cheese bread side by side.  Put tomato slices on top of of the pear.  Rinse and dry the arugula thoroughly, then arrange on top of the tomato.  I like salt, so I put a generous shake of salt on top of the arugula before putting the top slice of bread on, cheese side down.  If you are near a stove or a toaster oven(remember you’re a busy person, too busy for cooking!) you can pop the sandwich in for about 5 minutes at 350 degrees or so to toast it.  Now you have a really fancy sandwich and one weird core slice of pear.  You can cut the core from that last slice and use the good bits to garnish the plate, or just eat them.  It’s a lot like a pear salad, but more filling and you can eat it on the go.  Nom nom, type type, checking the email.

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