Everyday Mom's Meals: Here Comes The Bride

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Here Comes The Bride

And no, it's not me...lol. Adam and I are good:) Today was my sister in law, Amanda's, bridal shower. I hosted it along w/ my mother in law, Jeryl and sister in law, Charla.  We had such a nice day, and everyone enjoyed themselves through and through. But most of all, Amanda had such a special day, which in the end was the most important part! This was the first bridal shower I have ever planned, and I have to say I had so much fun doing it. There were games, prizes, lots and lots of fun, and food galore!!! We had an appetizer party, and we made a meal out of them! So, for the next few days I'm dedicating each post to a recipe from the shower. We used recipes of mine that were for cucumber sandwiches, cocktail sauce, and fruit dip--so look for those in coming days. But today's is actually a real treat from the bride herself. Amanda makes the greatest bruschetta and we just had to serve it! In fact, it's so good that each person walked away w/ the recipe as one of her favors---we love it so much, we just had to share:) Amanda--I'm so happy you had a great day, and I'm honored to have been a part of it----I love you!

Amanda's Bruschetta

8 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
2 tsp finely minced garlic
1/2 c. coarsely chopped fresh basil
1/4 c. finely chopped fresh parsley
1 TBS lemon juice
1/2 TBS olive oil
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 baguettes, sliced in 1/2 inch slices (we always get the already sliced from Kroger bakery)

Mix all together, except bread. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside at room temp, for 3 hours. Heat oven to 350º. Toast bread on a baking sheet. Top w/ tomato mixture.

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