Lori and I are revving up for Girls Trip ’13 next weekend – we can’t wait! One of the things we LOVE to do together is cook. We’re even hitting up a farmer’s market this year for groceries.
While checking out at the grocery store recently, I saw this dreamy tomato on grilled artisan bread on the cover of Martha Stewart Living. YUM. I didn’t buy the mag; I make up my own recipes all the time, right? They can get the credit for inspiration, but Shaun and I are totally doing this ourselves today. If it’s good, it’s gonna be a re-do at GT next weekend.
|I almost bought the magazine, but then just looked at the recipe. Those *ripe* colored tomatoes are beautiful, huh?|
We’re also having marinated veggie kebabs and flank steak. Totally fresh and delicious to take advantage of grilling and produce available here in the Midwest. I can’t wait! (I’m writing this as we cook!!)
We debated whether to brush the bread with olive oil before grilling, and decided to do so. Here’s a grilling pic, snuck through the screen door. Shaun would shoo me away if I tried to take a picture over his shoulder while he was grilling.
|bread brushed with olive oil|
|Theodore watched the grilling with me|
|My assembly of ingredients: bread, garlic, olive oil, 2 tomatoes sliced (I cut up another tomato after this pic) + salt & pepper|
When the toast came off the grill (it had grill marks but not charred all-over), I drizzled lightly with olive oil and rubbed a peeled, fresh clove of garlic on the toasty insides. I laid the tomato slices onto the bread, drizzled with a bit more olive oil, salt and pepper.
|We don't have the fancy-pants colored tomatoes at our local Target or Cub. These red tomatoes were perfectly ripe though.|
It was so good.
Shaun suggested a slightly crustier bread (such as a ciabatta or baguette) that has lots of holes inside would toast better, so we’ll have to try that; he also said I didn’t need one of my two coats of olive oil (in his opinion); and we thought that in the future, roasting a whole clove of garlic and spreading that on this like butter would be divine.
Things to try on a really good recipe already. Perfect, since I probably never make one thing the same way twice anyway!
|PS, check out our new way of storing vitamins - we kept forgetting to take our vitamins when they're up in the cupboard, so I got cute jars and now we don't forget!|