Something really delicious and simple you can make is Roasted Mushroom Pizza with Herbs and Cheese.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Get yourself a fine piece of flatbread (I happen to keep naan bread in the freezer) and thaw it out if need be. Wash, trim and slice 4 or 5 medium-size white mushrooms. Definitely use fresh mushrooms not canned or dried ones.
Take a handful of fresh herbs – oregano goes well with the mushrooms – and wash and chop roughly.
Arrange the mushrooms on the bread in a single layer; pile up the excess on top if need be, they will shrink while baking. Sprinkle the herbs generously over the mushrooms. Grab a fine block of hard Parmesan cheese – Parmigiano Reggiano is the best, but Pecorino is cheaper and also very fine – and grate it over the top of the whole concoction.
Slide the pizza on into the oven, and bake for 20 minutes until the mushrooms are soft and thecheese is crispy. The mushrooms smell amazing as they bake. Depending on what kind of bread you use, the “crust” should be crispy.
When you can’t take the anticipation anymore, remove from the oven, cut into pieces, and eat it too fast to take any pictures.
Serves one, multiply as necessary for hungry friends.