Post a great night of wining and dining in Georgetown D.C, calls for a lighter fare the next morning.
With my slightly hungover, my-head-is-stuffed-with-cotton-wool-and-everything-is- slightly-fuzzy state, this is not a morning to be thinking up some big elaborate affair in terms of food.
This was more a small bites with a little bit of grease kind of day.
So it should come as no surprise that crostinis answer the call.
And not some long winded kind of crostini but a rather, 5 ingredients, assembled rather hastily in 3 minutes, stuck in the oven and there!
Not to mention the need for it to be delicious. Because if it isn't well, then it just isn't worth it. And and because this is IT for lunch, it had better be!
Crispy curled up pancetta sliced over crispy rustic bread, drizzled with aged balsamico and lightened with fresh slivers of basil?
Fast food - check.
Delicious - check.
Slowly emerging from the haze - check.