Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bruschetta for Dinner

Tonight, like always the question came up, "Mom, what's for dinner?" With baguettes cooling on the stove, the idea of making bruschetta is a simple one.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. We slice a baguette into 1 inch slices and place them on a cookie sheet. (I line the baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up.) Drizzle olive oil onto the slices of bread. Add chopped fresh garlic to each slice and sprinkle each piece with mozzarella cheese. Place thinly sliced tomatoes on each baguette and sprinkle with basil (fresh is best but dried basil works great during the winter.) Add a dusting of fresh parmesan cheese to each piece of bruschetta before baking for 10 minutes. The bruschetta, a green salad and you have a simple but very satisfying meal.

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