And it was. Sometimes food tastes better in solitude, especially when it's simple. Romaine with cherry tomatoes and cucumber and a silky spike of red-wine vinaigrette. Tomato soup bodied with puréed cannellini beans. A good read. The most luxurious experience I've had in months. You have to take the moments where you can find them when you're a mom. Sometimes they just fall in your lap. This one was not lost on me.