My BFF Julia was visiting from Arizona last week. She has three kiddos and lives clear across the country so we don't get much alone time together anymore. But both sets of her in-laws generously took the kids and we had 5 days of girl time! It was such a treat.
For dinner one night we made 3 different kinds of bruschetta. (I'm not sure if they all classify as bruschetta, but I call it Bruschetta Night so please just go with it.) All three options are vegan, although I did throw some fresh mozzarella on my traditional bruschetta.
Here's us slaving away while sipping wine.
And here are the creations:
1. traditional bruschetta with artichoke hearts,
tomatoes, garlic, basil, and onions with balsamic vinegar and olive oil and
2. homemade hummus with marinated peppers
3. sautéed mushrooms, onions, spinach,
and garlic with balsamic vinegar and olive oil
All three were a big hit
and earned a high five from my hubby.
(One never knows when creatively cooking sans recipe.)
And now I'm a convert to homemade hummus-
so easy and so much tastier.
PS: I had my husband proofread this post,
and he said his mouth started watering just looking at the photos.
So I think it's a dinner I'll be making again soon
(although sadly without Julia).