This past Saturday we were invited to a dinner party at a friend's apartment where they asked us to bring an appetizer that could double as a side. After one of my friends suggested that I bring a caprese salad, it occurred to me that this was the perfect opportunity to try oven-roasting some tomatoes. I followed Victoria's instructions for the tomato base of my take on caprese. In addition to seasoning my tomatoes with salt and pepper, I used Herbs de Provence, an herb blend that I already had in my spice drawer. I then topped the roasted tomatoes with burrata cheese (you can find it at Whole Foods or you can use regular mozzarella), chopped fresh basil, a drizzle of olive oil, and salt and pepper. I think they came out very well, if I do say so myself - and the whole dish was so easy!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It was definitely a good one over here. Despite getting a pretty bad sunburn after reading on the roof yesterday afternoon (when will I learn?) I really enjoyed the warm weather and good meals with good friends. There's really no reason for me to lament the passing of the weekend, though - this week is my last week at Bank of America, I'm starting a new CrossFit class today, and I'm headed to Houston for a friend's wedding at the end of the week! With so much excitement packed into five days, I know I'm in for a wonderful week. I hope you are too - happy Monday!