Egg-on-Pita Quickie

Who has time and energy to cook these days? Between milking goats and making cheese, canning tomatoes and yard/garden work, I’m nuked. This is just the perfect thing. Takes about 8 minutes, maybe. Done.

Ingredients

1 pita
2 T marinara sauce
1 t butter
1 egg
1 t grated aged goat cheese

Directions

Turn on the broiler in your oven. Spread marinara sauce over pita bread and place on a baking sheet. Place it under the broiler to lightly toast the pita and warm the sauce – about 3-5 minutes should be good.

In a small frying pan, melt butter and fry an egg over med-high heat until the sides get crispy and the whites somewhat set. Do not flip. Remove the pita from the oven and slide the egg on top and cover with grated cheese. Broil for 1-3 minutes depending how soft you like your egg & until cheese melts.

Thanks to Everybody Likes Sandwiches for the idea and the photo!

Mediterranean Diet Pyramid

I came across this interesting bit of information posted on the Cheeses of France website, and hoped it wasn’t just the French Cheese Promotional Board reinforcing what I already want to hear: that it is a good idea to eat cheese daily! How nice to see that the National Institutes of Health and AARP did the study showing those who follow the Med Diet have been shown to have reduced risk of death from all causes, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. So check out the pyramid to see the best choices for daily consumption!

You can get more information by going to http://www.mediterraneanmark.org or

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2675176/