Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Basil Bruschetta


6 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped

1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil

3 cloves minced garlic

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup fresh basil, stems removed

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 French baguette

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


Preheat the oven on broiler setting.

In a large bowl, combine the roma tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, basil, salt, and pepper. Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes.

Cut the baguette into 3/4-inch slices. On a baking sheet, arrange the baguette slices in a single layer. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes, until slightly brown.

Divide the tomato mixture evenly over the baguette slices. Top the slices with mozzarella cheese.

Broil for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Little Girl In A Big World

My cousin who is like one of my sisters is on a big adventure right now.  Taking advantage of some of those wonderful opportunities as students she is studying abroad in Scotland.  I remember when I studied in England - LOVED it!  Hope she enjoys her experience as much as I loved mine.  I'm looking forward to keeping up with her photos and stories on her blog.  We didn't have blogs back when Jim and I studied abroad. 

Sunday, January 8, 2012