Roasting tomatoes, especially with a little garlic and olive oil, gives them a wonderful depth of flavor. But roasting takes awhile--longer than you may want to wait for dinner.
Here’s a shortcut: Roast cherry tomatoes. They’re ready in less than half the time, and with the same delicious results. Try combining them in a steak sandwich with crisp watercress dressed in a mustardy vinaigrette.
Serve these with flavored potato chips such as honey-mustard or salt-and-malt-vinegar chips. And who’s to argue with sweet, fresh strawberries for dessert?