Does anyone else have what I call - fallback food? Something you like to have when nothing else tickles your taste-buds? I can't be the only one who gets in one of those moods - you know, you're hungry and want something quick, easy and delicious but nothing seems to fit the bill?
Mine is generally roasted vegetables. I know, it sounds boring and healthy but I just love it so much and when I can't make up my mind what to have for dinner, it's my fallback option (although it doesn't do for Mr M as he's not a veggie lover). Because I normally eat my own weight in bread and garlic mayo with it, it never ends up being a particularly virtuous dinner. (The picture above is pre-roasting. Let's face it, roasted veg really isn't that pretty and photogenic.)
My vegetables of choice are always the same - peppers (always red as a minimum, and maybe a green), courgette, red onion and cherry tomatoes. I drizzle them in garlic infused olive oil and roast them in the oven for 45mins or thereabouts, generally I play it by ear. I like them a bit crispy around the edges so sometimes leave them in there for quite a while.
Sometimes I will dish them up with a jacket potato, or occasionally some herb roasted potatoes but I always have some ciabatta on the side along with a pot of aioli and some chilli oil to dip my bread into.
I'd love to hear what you knock up when you're devoid of enthusiasm but want something yummy to eat, so leave a comment and let me know what you would consider to be your fallback food. You never know, you might inspire me to change mine!