Monday, September 14, 2009

The Bruschetta and a birthday

Saturday I finally made that Bruschetta from Julie and Julia. Here's the recipe I actually followed. Well mostly. The visuals of my steps looked just like hers. Amazing. It was incredibly delicious. The hubby was just as thrilled as I was. I didn't sauté the tomatoes or add the chunks of fresh mozzarella this time, but I think I will next time just to see what the difference is. I think part of the key is the different types of tomatoes. I especially liked the dark green looking one. I also tried it with 2 different kinds of bread. Regular French and Sourdough. They were each good in their own way. My husband liked the sourdough best. I was on the fence. I would try the sourdough and think, "Oh, I like this best," and then I'd try the french and think, "I don't know, maybe this one is better." Davin, this is very similar to yours, eh? 

Today my daughter who helps me with reviews on here sometimes is 15! It's very exciting and scary. She is getting her permit and has dedicated much of the last month to studying, etc., to make it happen. Watch out world! I hope my nerves hold up. Actually, she's very responsible, and her driver's ed teacher praised her tons. That makes me feel better about the whole thing. Whew!

14 comments:

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Happy birthday to her! The driving thing brought me to a whole new level of parental hysteria. Sarah and Ben are good drivers, but still! Thank goodness for cell phones. I don't know how my mother stayed sane without them.

All this bruschetta talk is making my mouth water. I must try that!

PJ Hoover said...

Happy birthday to your daughter!

Davin Malasarn said...

Must you talk about delicious food so many hours before lunchtime? :P Sounds delicious, Lois. It's similar to how I do it (based on the Good Eats recipe, I should say), but the variety of tomatoes makes it much more colorful.

Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Alyssa said...

Wish I could have tasted it.
Thanks for all your blog comments :)
And Happy Birthday E!!!!!!!!

Karen said...

I think I must try the bruschetta! And Elizabeth...Yay!!!

T. Anne said...

Yes,I can see how a driving child can test your resolve!!! Ack!

Alexa said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Lady Glamis said...

Happy Birthday to E! Such a fun age. :)

And that bruschetta just sounds amazing... *mouth watering*

lotusgirl said...

Thanks for all the well wishes for my daughter.

julie said...

i'm so glad that the bruschetta came out well! i hope your daughter has a happy birthday!

Tess said...

Bruschetta?! I LOVE bruschetta! I usually just get the jar of bruschetta topping from Costco (It's alright), but now I'm thinking I might actually make some. Especially since my garden is giving me so many tomatoes this week.

And, Happy 15th to your daughter!

Karen said...

Bruschetta Results: It was wonderful! I sprinkled 5 Italian cheese on the grilled bread, I then heated the tomatoes & fresh basil just slightly. This will become a favorite! Thanks for sharing :)

lotusgirl said...

Thanks, everyone for the birthday wishes for Elizabeth. She says she doesn't really feel any different.

wow! Julie, thanks for stopping by.

Tess, we've often done the bruschetta from jars, but the difference with this one was amazing. 100% better. I would think even more so with fresh tomatoes from your own garden.

Karen, I'm so glad you liked it. The fun thing with this is that you can do all kinds of variations and it would still be yummy. I sprinkled cheese on top of some of them and they were delicious.

Ann Victor said...

Bruschetta - yum!

And Happy Birthday to your daughter. Although 15 seems awfully young to be getting a drivers permit (here the age to get a driver's licence is 18). Reassurring for you to know that her driving ed teacher is pleased with her!!