Here's the scenario: you are at home and hungry for food. You have to cook up something scrumptious for you and your boyfriend/girlfriend/ spouse/child/friend, but the ingredients you have on hand are limited.
You have cream cheese, fresh lemons, and salt. Using these products, along with whatever you currently have on hand in your cupboard and refrigerator, what would you make?
To see what I would make — you could go savory or sweet with these ingredients! —
- I would start by removing the crusts on white sandwich bread. Next I would cut the bread into triangles and toast it in a 350°F oven for 8-10 minutes.
- Meanwhile I would take the cream cheese — which I had let sit out on the counter so it's softened — and mix it with capers, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and lemon zest.
- I would spread this mixture on the toast and top it with smoked salmon. Voila! Instant appetizer, especially when served with chilled sparkling wine!