Found in fridge: waning baguette, cottage cheese, jar of roasted red peppers, one sad tomato. You know, ricotta gets all the glory, but cottage cheese, drained and mashed a bit, is really the same thing when it comes to recipes.
Half jar roasted red peppers
Tomatoes, grilled as here
Drain and mash your cottage cheese until it looks like ricotta. Toast your bread as you like. A lower fat option is to toast it, but I like Julia Child's way -- grill it in olive oil! Put your grilled tomatoes, red peppers and basil in a food processor and pulse it up. You just want to get it spreadable, but still have the individual ingredients show themselves. Layer your bread with cottage cheese and then tomato/basil/pepper mixture. Devour.