My husband goes to night school twice a week. I usually use the time to catch up on a workout at the gym and when I come home, I’m left to scrounge around the apartment for something that resembles dinner. I do so much cooking as a hobby, that on nights like this one, I want to chill out. It’s 9 PM, I’m damn hungry, sore from a 45 minute spin class and in need of instant gratification.
Sometimes I find myself eating peanut butter from the jar, cereal from the box, or milk from the carton. It’s all well and good to pretend you’re a bachelor every now and then. But without preparing a meal, putting it on a plate and being aware of how much you’re eating, it’s easy to down a half jar of that peanut butter while watching the Animal Planet…in a pink fuzzy robe…on the sofa.
Tonight’s lazy girl special is oatmeal. Oatmeal is perfectly fine. I actually have a cool oatmeal recipe coming your way next week. But, last night’s HUMMUS FLATBREAD was much more satisfying for a low effort dinner.
Whenever I’m at Whole Foods, I stock up on their frozen whole-wheat pizza dough. It has the best taste and texture I’ve found in whole-wheat supermarket dough. But, feel free to use whichever brand you like that’s easily accessible to you. You can even use toasted pita for this.
The idea is simple. Roll out the dough. Bake it for a few minutes. Top with your favorite hummus, sliced tomato and fresh herbs and you can be back on that sofa in minutes.
The lazy ME would dunk pita chips straight from the bag into a plastic tub of hummus. The sensible ME appreciates the same flavors in a portion-controlled package. The flatbread is crisp, the hummus is creamy and the fresh vegetables make it a well rounded, late night dinner.
* Get cooking. Let me know what you think. Love it? Hate it? I’m interested in hearing your feedback and suggestions.