Before going to work on Friday, I took a nice, thick pork chop out of the freezer and put it in the fridge to thaw. I hadn’t actually planned what I was going to eat with it. That is until I spied some week old cherry tomatoes on the counter; I decided to take care of them in one go. There was nothing to this recipe but I thought I was pretty crafty for using the tomatoes and making a delicious side dish.
I followed the regular directions for making quinoa and put the 10 cherry tomatoes in the water even before it boiled. A little olive oil, a couple teaspoons of oregano and several handfuls of grated parmesan and I was good to go. The exploded tomatoes added nice acidity to the dish and put a little extra color on the plate. Not bad for a seat-of-the-pants side.