But I know that secretly we're all happy it's almost effing Friday so we can get back to all the colors in our food.
This, though. It's amazing! Really really yummy! I had a caprese salad at a fancy restaurant on Saturday night (Frank's, if you're interested), and DAYUM was it good! I'm usually not one to order things that I know are going to be overpriced and that I can so easily make at home, but for some reason it really struck us and we ordered it to share and were NOT disappointed. I think my thing with caprese is this: I don't really like balsamic vinegar that much. I know, kill me, it's delicious, how could you NOT like that, blah blah blah. I just....find it too strong a lot of the time. BUT, if reduced a little bit and sweetened and used sparingly, I really like it, and the flavor combo of tomatoes and balsamic and mozz and basil is really a totally legit thing. Hence, I loved the salad due to not too much balsamic, and now have added the flavors to some red quinoa and blueberries because FLAG COLORS, and so there you go.
Let's make it! You can make it even if you aren't trying to match a country.