Here’s a quick and delicious fix for coming home hungry and not in the mood for “cooking”: rice cakes topped with a few pieces of iceberg, followed by some kind of cheap-ish pepper salami that has been fried gently on a dry pan (for that crispness, you gotta render the fat), followed by thin slices of Edam cheese, followed by some thinly sliced cucumber.
(Useless trivia: in Danish you say “du mÃ¥ da vÃ¦re helt agurk”, meaning “you must be mad”. Cucumbers, therefore, are the essence of madness)
Because I am lucky enough to work at a wine shop, my “leftovers” often consist of a not-so-shabby bottle of wine that may have been opened for tastings in the shop. So to go with the above feast, this very lovely Fairview Viognier, which retails at a price far above what I would pay for wine that I may drink on a Wednesday.
Just a glass, mind you. There is a fine line between the gourmet and the gourmand (epicure vs. glutton).
Oh, I forgot to say in the previous post about the cookies that you can feel free to amend the recipe in the way that Alice Toklas did to her fudge, or brownies, or whatever it was. For you, gourmet (pas gourmand!), this is one way sure way to make everything taste even better.