Thursday, August 22, 2013


I'm usually pretty conscientious about what I put in my mouth, but sometimes you just gotta roll with what you've got.

Case in point:
My general economic rule of thumb is that you can have your pick of two out of three things - cost, convenience, and quality. There are somethings that I will go way out of my way for, just because the quality is worth it.

Today, I was just hungry for something vaguely bread-like.

It didn't hurt that I also had a package of "foot-long" hot dog buns sitting in the refrigerator, just waiting to get used up. They had come home with me as one of those freebies you get at the grocery store when you buy so much of something (cost). Which means it really oughtn't to have come home with me, as I'm trying to up the quality of the stuff I bring home, in general, in order to up my quality of life.

But this isn't about thinking too hard about the amount of preservatives needed in a hot dog bun to keep them living, even in my refrigerator, for a couple weeks.

Instead, I decided to roll with it, and made toast!

I just added some sun-dried tomato olive oil that my roommate had around left over from another cooking project, and...


Honestly, I'm not sure that the lack in cost will make up for it not being an awesome, locally-sourced baguette, but maybe if I toss some fresh diced tomato and balsamic vinegar on top, I won't notice as much.