This is the one I made today, in about 45 minutes.
This is the one I made today, in about 45 minutes.

Because you know I don’t have it in me to cook light (even when it’s 90 degrees), I’m taking this Ina Garten appetizer to the neighbor’s house tonight.  And listen up:  be not afraid.  This is the easiest thing to make in the world — check out these few ingredients — and it looks and tastes like a masterpiece.  My vegetarian friends could easily make this with something other than soppressata (if you do, please share!)

1 package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, such as Pepperidge Farm
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
12 thin (not paper thin) slices soppressata salami (3 1/2 inches in diameter)
6 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated
1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash

On the other side of the wagon, dearlordhavemercy I heard THE WORST SONG EVER on the radio this morning.  Totally forgot this even existed, but I have to report that I knew almost every word.  I imagine my mother and my aunts in the 70’s, listening to these ridiculous lyrics, and wonder what in the hell they thought.


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