Today started and ended with a throbbing headache. But the saving grace was sandwiched between the two headaches: a gratifying meal built around last night's leftovers that tasted like something right out of a gourmet cafe (if I do say so, myself!).

Over the weekend - anticipating a really hectic work week - I baked two loaves of fantastically soft bread. Amazingly, a half a loaf was leftover and it made for a wonderful dinner for me and my husband tonight.

I don't really have a recipe to share here. Here's how I built dinner.

First, a batch of Maple Oatmeal Bread. Really, any favorite bread will do but it's got to be homemade or REALLY good store-bought stuff. My Sandwich Bread or any favorite of yours is just fine.

Slice the bread good and thick. I made mine almost an inch thick. You don't want it to get dried out when you toast it.

Let the toast cool for a couple of minutes so it doesn't melt the cheese. Spread it with some mayonnaise (confession: I used store bought) and layer with your favorite sliced cheese. I couldn't decide between mozzarella and cheddar so I made one of each.

Top with sliced tomatoes or roasted peppers, or just serve it next to a simple salad. (I made a salad out of baby spinach, sliced grape tomatoes and a few jarred olives.) Sit back and enjoy immediately.