Sometimes I have an idea for what to make for dinner.
And sometimes… well… I just don’t. Then I’m sort of frantically flipping through cook books or websites for inspiration. And even when I have a main course idea I very rarely have other menu ideas in mind.
I’m just not very good at putting together cohesive meal menus. It’s a disease! Most of the time my family just has to put up with my piggly wiggly mesh up of entrée ideas. Often my planned meals look like a communal pot-luck.
But they are not. It’s a shame.
So what I usually do is I have one dish in mind (an appetizer, entrée or dessert) and I just try to add other things that won’t clash too terribly in taste or richness.
And out of that mad way of thinking… these delicious crostini were born. These are simply: toasted baguette halves topped with thinly sliced Bosc pears, ricotta cheese, toasted walnuts and honey. They are thumbs-up awesome, if you ask me.
I think these would be really amazing around the holidays, with a little bit of cinnamon mixed into the ricotta. Just a thought, for those who plan menus more cohesive and seasonally than me.