alternate post title: just a mom day with yummy food

Yesterday we didn’t have much planned.  No places to go, people to see or things to do.  After breakfast Hunter, Norah (the 8 month old l I watch 3 days a week) and I walked to the park.  It was a little bit sunny, but the grass was still damp from the dew overnight.  Although I laid a blanket out, no one stayed on it.  Why would they, there’s so much to explore at the park!  So many sticks and pine cones to pick up!  Some pictures:

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It was so much fun.  I spent most of the time chasing after Hunter.  He was all over the place!  Once home they both went down for naps and I started cutting out bibs.  Around 11:30am I began to feel hungry for lunch, so instead of sitting down for that I made myself a little snack to tide me over for a bit (I like eating lunch with Hunter).  I have tons of tomatoes from my sister in law Chelbe, so four of them got put to good use.


Caprese salad was on my mind, however, I didn’t have fresh basil or fresh mozzarella.  No problem!  I had dried herbs and not fresh grated mozzarella on hand.  There’s really no recipe for this – just more of a process.

Cover your baking sheet with parchment paper + a little drizzle of olive oil.  Lay your tomato slices on top and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.  Add about 1 tbsp grated mozzarella on top of each slice, then generously sprinkle dried basil over them.


Broil at 500 degrees for about 5 minutes.  I kept a close eye on them to make sure my cheese didn’t burn.  Once the cheese was melted and beginning to slightly brown in a few spots I pulled them out.


The tomatoes were warm and everything was cooked perfectly together.  Totally an acceptable snack to stand over the stove and eat straight from the pan.  Actually, I highly encourage that.  They make a great side and would be a wonderful appetizer to share as well.  Just eat them when warm since they’re best then.


The rest of the day was pretty mellow.  We played, I baked these pumpkin spice honey cookies (delish) and hung out as a family at home the rest of the evening.

Today it’s back to reality with BodyPump this morning, then sculpt and tone a little bit later.  I’m excited to get a bit more moving in today and share the cookies I baked yesterday with a class. 🙂

How do you spend your day when you have nothing on the agenda?  Are you a caprese fan?


The cookbook giveaway winner will be announced tomorrow, so hurry and enter if you haven’t yet!

0 thoughts on “broiled caprese tomatoes”

  1. I love that you watch another peanut a few days a week! If we lived closer, I’d ask if you could handle Kay too hhe. Those tomatoes look totally delicious.

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