2014/03/07

I can manage that (French Fridays with Dorie: Two Tartines from Le Croix Rouge)

There were not many things that I could manage to fit into my life this week.

Fortunately, assembling a glorified half sandwich (or as one Dorista has named it: "Stuff on Toast") is one of them.


Here's how it went down.

Two slices of rye bread were thrown on a baking sheet, slathered with spicy brown mustard and topped with cheese (Muenster, if you must know). I turned the broiler on high and ran it over the cheese bread until the cheese was bubbly and crusty.

One of the crusty, cheesy bread slices was topped with smoked salmon and capers. The other was topped with roast beef and cornichons.

Done. Game over. Finished.

Lazy girl's dinner in less than ten minutes.

Once again, "stuff on toast" saves the day.

On a totally unrelated note, apparently my John Travolitzed name is Campbell Reezppo. Word.

Since I am cranky, sick and otherwise internally miserable, I will skip the personal commentary this week.

Peace out.

XOXO

This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie. If you would like the recipe, look above. If you can make a sandwich and forget to put the top on, you're half way there...

24 comments:

  1. Haha I am a lazy student needing dinner - stuff on toast saves growling stomachs :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  2. Cheese improves everything. Hope life clears out a bit soon!

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  3. Stuff on toast. Basically this is also my post for the week. Tired and cranky and fed up with winter, I was at least happy with a no-cook meal this week. Here's to spring!

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  4. This was PERFECT for my busy week! So sorry you're under the weather...sending you healthy vibes. xo

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  5. Get well soon Cher! These were definitely a perfect dinner - or breakfast - for one.

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  6. mmm cheesy bread! I hope you feel better!

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  7. Cher, I certainly hope that you will be feeling much better soon - your Tartines both look quite delicious - nice to have an easy "recipe" every once in a while!
    All the very best far away!!!

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  8. Sorry to hear that you're sick. I feel like I've been getting over a cold for the better part of a month. Not sick enough to stay home but just sick enough to be perpetually cranky. Apparently my version of sympathy is to immediately start in on how much worse I must be feeling:-)

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  9. Stuff on toast rules. I love that you added cheese. That never occurred to me, but next time it will. Hope you feel better soon, and that it warms up.

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  10. Well Campbell Reesppo I hope you are feeling better quickly. Its the weekend and if you are going to be sick it should happen during the week I think. Stuff on toast is always nice. Spring will surely come eventually...

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  11. These were easy! Glad you were able to squeeze these in.

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  12. Wishing you speedy recovery and warm weather ahead! Dinner was easy, quick and good!

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  13. Get well soon, Cher. Like your Travolitized name. mine is Theodore Knight(with a hard K) ;)

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  14. I was thinking of melting cheese on the roast beef... should have went for it.

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  15. Feel better soon, Cher! I tried to bring some warm weather back with me…hopefully I managed! I was also happy for such an easy recipe this week…your Tartines look lovely! Happy weekend!

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  16. Hope you get to feeling better soon! Very impressive to go to the trouble to melt cheese! Looks delicious!!

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  17. Sounds like this week's recipe came on the perfect week for you. It's nice when things work out like that! I hope next week finds you in better spirits.

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  18. At least it was an easy recipe and tasty too. I like your idea of using
    cheese, sounds delicious. Feel better soon.

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  19. Hope you feel better soon. This was a good week for a simple recipe and I think I'll add some cheese next time, as you did.

    (By the way, my Travolta-fied name is Francesca Morphay - I see a romance novel under that nom de plume in the offing.)

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  20. These Tartines were easy and good. I like the idea of cheese. Hope you get feeling better soon:)

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  21. Am just hoping by the time I am posting this comment that you are feeling a bit better. You can still be grumpy and out-of-sorts (your Winter would turn me into the Lion that Roared) but I am hoping the sick is gone. Tell me truthfully, what did smoked salmon on the top of toasted cheese taste like? And, with grainy mustard as the spread? Really, honestly taste like? I think because everyone feels sorry for you, sick and all, that no one commented on that. Well, I'm commenting....it sounds a-w-f-u-l. The roast beef, yeah, I get it. But the smoked salmon. No. xoxoxo

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  22. I'm sorry you're sick. I hope you feel better soon! I like the melted cheese idea.

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  23. Well, I 'm still trying to manage fitting these into my life though I have made it to the store, bought two loaves of bread and all the fixings. The fixing just can seem to find their way onto my plate, and in front of a camera.

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  24. I like your style here. I did these this weekend but I really couldn't get much into the fancy names for Stuff On Toast.

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