I had my girls get together last Friday night and I hosted. I always like doing that, as it gives me a reason to make some delicious food. The hit of the night was "Tomato Crostini with Whipped Feta." Holy Moly, it is so good. So good, I had to make more the next day, and put in on a grilled pepper turkey sandwich. Here is is from the Oprah magazine:
6 oz feta cheese crumbled
2 oz cream cheese at room temperature (I used fat free)
2/3 cup olive oil divided
2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 Tbsp pine nuts
2 tsp minced garlic (2 cloves)
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 lbs tomatoes 1/2 inch diced
3 Tbsp fresh basil
1/2 " baguette slices toasted
Place feta and cream cheese in a bowl and mix, I just used my mixer. Add 1/3 c olive oil,(I will use a little less next time, just because that is alot of oil) lemon juice and 1/2t salt 1/4 t pepper. Mix until smooth and refridgerate until ready to use.
Place pine nuts in a dry saute pan and cook over low heat until lightly browned. Set aside
For tomato topping, combine shallots, garlic and vinegar and let sit 5 minutes. Whisk remaining olive oil, 1 t sal,t and 1/2 t pepper in. Add tomatoes and stir. Add basil.
To assemble spread baguette with cheese mixture and top with tomatoes. Sprinkle with pine nuts.
OH, so good!
For the sandwich, I just used french bread, peppered turkey, and then the tomatoes and feta mixture. Then grill.
1. whipped feta
2. Girls night
3. lunch the next day
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
1. A girls getaway
2. Feeling the spirit of leaders
3. Plans for next year