Thursday, July 7, 2011

GCC Recipe Swap

Has anyone else been totally screwed up this week because 4th of July was on a Monday? I can't seem to quite figure out what day it is and what I'm supposed to be doing. Argh!

My daughter and I curled up in my bedroom recently and locked all the boys out while we re-watched Julie and Julia. How anybody can watch that show and NOT have crazy food cravings is beyond me. The thing that got us the most was the bruschetta that she made. So we quickly scoured through several recipes and came up with our own version. Enjoy!


6 Roma tomatoes diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 slices Italian bread, cut about 1 inch thick
8 slices mozzarella

Whisk together chopped garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper, and basil. When combined slowly drizzle in oil. Add tomatoes and let sit for 20 minutes at room temp. Meanwhile fry the bread in olive oil on both sides until golden brown. When the bread is fried rub each piece, on one side, with the whole garlic pieces. Place the bread on a cookie sheet and top with tomato mixture. Lay the cheese across the top and broil till the cheese melts

Do you have recipe you'd like to share? Please link directly to your post, not your homepage and please include a link back here to the Grocery Cart Challenge. Have a WONDERFUL weekend!


Ms Bibi said...

I love Julie & Julia and Bruschetta is one of my favorite go to quick snacks especially when the tomatoes are fresh from the vine.

Thank you for hosting.

Jackie said...

Yes, the 4th being on Monday totally messed me up too! I hate that! :)

Jennifer said...

Gayle, I linked up a recipe for your swap, but I have never done this before, so I might have done it wrong. If there is anything else I should do, please let me know!

Desi said...

Happy weekend! I wanted to let you know about my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)