Clear liquid diet.
Each of those words is fine by themselves, but together, they spell TORTURE. Especially when you have a food blog to write.
So we're going to revisit one of my favorites today. One that has me drooling all over my keyboard and I can guarantee I will be making this again very soon.
One way you can tell it's been a while since this original post is that Danielle has now been married to the boyfriend mentioned for three years.
Where does the time go?
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Saturday night my daughter's boyfriend joined us for dinner. Since Danielle was making her famous lemon chicken pasta, I opted to prepare the appetizer and dessert. But what would be a good appetizer. Something Italian. The mind wandered to my container garden brimming with basil and ripe tomatoes.
Since all of this transpired at the grocery store, I grabbed a loaf of french bread and headed for the checkout line.
Y'all, this was SO good. As in, I-could-make-a-meal-out-of-this good. Ruthy, the carbs were totally worth it.
Here's what you'll need:
- A baguette or loaf of crusty french bread, sliced
- 2 large cloves of garlic, cracked away from the skin
- extra virgin olive oil
- 3 small tomatoes, halved and seeded
- 20 fresh basil leaves
- coarse salt
- ground pepper
Remove from oven and drizzle with olive oil. I used my Mr. Misto and misted mine so the coating would be lighter. Then rub toasts with cracked garlic. I didn't think this would do much, but it really added a nice kick of flavor.
Top toasts with tomato/basil mixture.
Don't they look pretty?
This was so easy and so...well, like I said, yummy. It was light and refreshing on a hot Texas eve. I can hardly wait to make it again.
What's growing in your garden and how do you plan to use it?
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Yep, I definitely see this on the menu later this week.
I CAN'T WAIT!