Possibly one of the most famous food blogs out there, is The Pioneer Woman. She has amazing stories, recipes, all sorts of stuff on there. I have finally gotten around to making one of her amazing looking recipes, Bruchetta to be exact. It rounded out our Oscar night party and was the perfect addition. So perfect in fact that it may become a yearly additive. Her version was even prettier than mine because alas, yellow grape tomatoes could not be found, so I just used two pints of red. Here is the delicious recipe!
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 5 cloves Garlic, Finely Minced
- 1 pint Red Grape Tomatoes, Halved Lengthwise
- 1 pint Yellow Grape Tomatoes, Halved Lengthwise
- 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
- 16 whole Basil Leaves
- Salt And Pepper To Taste
- 1 whole Baguette, sliced
- 8 Tablespoons Butter
1. Heat oil in small skillet and saute garlic until golden, remove from heat and cool slightly.
2. Slice tomatoes in half lengthwise and place in mixing bowl. Gather a few leaves of basil together and roll them up, slice into strips. Add garlic/oil mixture, balsamic vinegar, basil and s+p to tomatoes, stir until coated.
3. Melt butter in large skillet and fry baguette on both sides until you achieve crispy buttery goodness. Place bruschetta on top of bread slices.
4. Eat and enjoy!
Here is another one of our Oscar treats. This is one of my favorite things to make. Easy, delicious and pretty cheap if you have everything in your house (like I usually do). Be prepared they go like hotcakes.
- 12 eggs
- 1/3 cup Mayo
- 1/2 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
- 1/2 tsp salt
- paprika to sprinkle
1. Place eggs in large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
2. Peel eggs and slice in half lengthwise, remove yolk to small mixing bowl,
3. Mash egg yolk with fork. Mix in mayo, mustard, and salt. Mix until fully combined and creamy. Scoop mixture back into egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika. Let set to blend flavors at least 1 hour.
4. Eat and enjoy!
I am really looking forward to our planned activities today. Once a month our movie theater shows an old classic movie. It’s only 5 dollars to get in, so quite affordable , if you ask me. Leaves us room to splurge on popcorn and whatnot. Last year during December they showed It’s a Wonderful Life, although I had seen it before, my husband and kids had not. We all had a fabulous time. This year it is the Bing Crosby classic White Christmas which *gasp none of us have ever seen. So in honor of our wonderful Christmas themed plans for the day you get a Christmas appetizer recipe perfect for any holiday party you may be attending.
Original Recipe from Allrecipes
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1 (16 ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce
- 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
1. Mix together all meatball ingredients with hands until fully combined. Shape into balls about 1 1/2 inches each. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and drain off fat.
2. In large saucepan mix together sauce ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer. Add meatballs and simmer an additional minute just until meatballs are coated.
3. Eat and Enjoy!