My mum always used to take time and care over my packed lunch as a child while using up leftovers at the same time (so making sure it was thrifty). I have to admit occasionally I was jealous of my friends with their wrapped chocolate biscuits and packets of crisps but then you always want what you don't have and I did appreciate the home made bread, home made cakes and the effort. I also liked being the kid with the 'odd' things in her lunch like garlicky salami and pate (now it doesn't seem so strange but in Northamptonshire in the eighties, this was definitely wacky stuff!)
After having years of sandwiches made with home made bread (nice hot but a touch heavy when it's cold), I am now more keen on making alternative lunches with different dishes or salads and challenging what is lunch time food.
Lunch time, after all is a time when either you, your partner or your child have been busy all morning and it's time to relax, stop, rest and take a moment. Making yourself a nice lunch is a way of taking care of yourself and brightening up your day.
So, this little side salad was served with some cold roasted chicken and some potato salad. Probably ideally something green should have been included but it was just what I had in the fridge.
Tomato and Goats Cheese Salad - Serves 1 as a side salad
2 Ripe Tomatoes
Approx 1 oz, 25g Hard goats cheese
1 tsp White wine vinegar
1 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
Seasoning to taste if liked
Slice the tomatoes and layer up in a plastic pot. Top with the cheese, oil, vinegar and seasoning if using. Pop a lid on top and refrigerate until lunchtime.
I've linked this up to Meatless Mondays
I've linked this to Totally Tasty Tuesdays!