Richard keeps getting held up in traffic on the way home from work, which means he sometimes gets home very late indeed.
This is not a good thing, obviously, but it's particularly awkward when he's supposed to be making dinner.
Fortunately we are not without resources.
Emergency pie to the rescue!
We made a tomato tart/galette/thing.
A sheet of pre-made puff pastry
A punnet of cherry or baby plum tomatoes
Some chutney or caramelised onions or any other sticky stuff from a jar that you think will work
Cream cheese (ordinary Boursin is good)
Cut the pastry into squares, either score a border around the edge with a knife, or cut two strips to decorate each top with later.
Spread a little of your chutney or whatever you have on the pastry (if you have a border leave this free).
Share the tomatoes between these sticky squares.
If you have cut decorative strips then arrange these over the top in a cross pressing them firmly into the pastry bases at each end.
Brush them with egg or milk if you aren't in too much of a hurry.
Put them into a standard pie oven for about twenty minutes.
Meanwhile take a big dollop of cream cheese, add a spoonful of creme fraiche and mix thoroughly adding a little seasoning if your cheese is not of the pre-seasoned variety.
Take the tart thingummies out of the oven and spoon some of the cream cheese mixture over each.
Serve with some sort of potato dish* and green vegetables.
Pretend you spent hours on it.
*Tinned new potatoes go rather well with this actually.