For V-Day, Brandon and I have an understanding that NO GIFTS are expected and are, in fact, frowned upon. Instead, we prepared this gourmet meal together and savored EVERY LAST BITE. It was mmm mm mmmmm good. I thought I'd share the recipe since your mouth is probably watering right now after seeing my awesome food photography skills.

First, cut baguette into 1/2 inch slices and toast on grill or in oven for a few minutes. Cut a garlic clove in half and rub one side of each toast slice with garlic. Brush with olive oil. Top toast slices with the following mixtures (separately).

Tuscan White-Bean Bruschetta

1 can white kidney beans rinsed and drained

1 T fresh lemon juice

1 tsp. minced fresh sage

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 T olive oil

3 tsp. minced fresh parsley

Lightly mash beans with all ingredients and save some parsley for garnish.

Goat Cheese + Tomato Bruschetta (this was our fave)

1 package (5.5 oz) soft mild goat cheese

1 tsp minced fresh oregano

1/4 tsp black pepper

Mix first three ingredients together in small bowl.

2 ripe tomatoes, seeded, chopped.

1/8 tsp salt

1 T olive oil

2 tsp minced fresh parsley

Mix last four ingredients together.
Spread cheese mixture on to garlic-rubbed side of toast and top with tomato mixture. Garnish with remaining parsley.

Chef B preparing the steaks.


angela said...

Yum, I think I want to come to your house for dinner. Will you cook that for me???

Tamara with a "T" said...

HHmmmmm...maybe we should cook together on V day...that looked delish.

Vicky said...

Yumo! thanks for sharing the recipe!!

Paul & Jenn said...

Looks amazing Danielle!

Burrell said...

I only hope that when I make this food, Michael will pose like Brandon. Oh, wait. No one poses like the B-Man.