Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dinner for Two

One of the challenges of boating is finding something interesting to eat that is easy to fix, requires little to no refrigeration and is filling, healthy and tasty.  OK, PB & J meets most of these qualification, but sometimes with our glass of wine, parked out in front of the Edgewater, listening to a reggae band, we want something with a little more class.  I don't consider myself to be much of a cook. Neither do many others.  In fact, this Christmas I received a set of pot holders, hand sewn by my mother-in-law, whom I dearly love.  The potholders were embroidered with "Believe you can!".   But I feel like a chef when this plate is presented and appreciated.

All you need:   2 beefsteak tomatoes, fresh basil, sliced mozzarella cheese and balsamic vinegar.  Slice the tomatoes and layer with the basil and cheese. 



 Place in a ziplock bag or other container and add a few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar as a marinade.  





You can put this together before you leave for a weekend and just throw the bag in the cooler or refrigerator until you are ready to eat.  When you take the "sandwich" out of the bag, all you need to do is arrange it on a plate.  The marinade can be drizzled over the top for more flavor.  The cheese takes on a meaty texture when marinated.  So, if you can slice a tomato, you can prepare this meal.


This is one of our favorite meals, especially when paired with a glass of wine.  I feel so accomplished when I can present a fancy looking feast while floating on the lake with no electricity or refrigeration.



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