I’ve been known to drop a few platitudes in my day. “Everything happens for a reason,” “Living well is the best revenge,” and ” What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” were all coined by me. (Just kidding, Kelly Clarkson did the last one.) So let me drop another genius truth on you: “Life is weird.” (Cue choruses of “amen sister” and “PREACH.”)
Life is weird in that you can go from being unemployed, depressed, and completely free to stressed out, extremely busy, and overworked without any calm middle ground in between. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, as it keeps things interesting, but it certainly is weird how this always happens without fail.
There’s not really much we can do to combat all this weird-ness; adapting is the only way to get through it. So, when you’re bored and depressed without a job, try to do something that you enjoy to keep you busy. (Like starting a food blog.) And when you’re stressed and overworked try to make things that are within your control as easy as possible. (For instance, make a really easy dinner with this bruschetta recipe!)
1/2 small onion
4 tablespoons olive oil
pinch of dried basil
pinch of garlic powder
pinch of pepper flakes
1. Dice tomato and onion into small pieces. Mix in half the olive oil (1-2 tablespoons) and the dried basil.
2. Slice bread on a diagonal into 1/2 inch pieces. Mix together remaining olive oil, garlic powder, and pepper flakes. Brush olive oil mixture onto both sides of the bread.
3. Toast until light golden and crusty. (I did mine in a toaster oven and it took about 3 minutes on one side and 1 minute on the other at 375°. This will change if you use an oven or broiler so be careful not to burn the bread!)
4. Add a healthy portion of the tomato/onion mixture to the top of each piece of toast. Enjoy!