YES. YES. YES.
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup fresh basil, stems removed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 French baguette
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1. Chop up your roma tomatoes into chunks and in a large bowl, combine them with the sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, basil, salt, and pepper. Let it sit while you...
2. Cut your slices of baguette about an inch thick. Drizzle some olive oil in a pan & fry 'em up. PLEASE don't just toast them... this is about PLEASURES people! And deliciousness!!! It's the 'Jurassic Park' of Calories-- "We spared no expense!"
3. On a baking sheet, spread out your little baguettes and scoop the tomato mixture onto each one. Heap on loads of mozzarella cheese. I used fresh grated mozzarella... I'm not sure if I'm still alive right now because it was heavenly. The best decision I've ever made!!! PLEASURES, PEOPLE!!! BUY THE HUNK & GRATE IT YOURSELF!!! It's soooo worth the splurge, I'm crying...
4. Bake in the oven at 425 for about 4 minutes or you can stick them under the broiler. Then pour yourself a glass(es) of fancy shmancy el-cheapo wine and watched Valentine's Day. Look at that $1.25 ginormous bottle of Timberwood Cabernet Sauvignon. The UN-Jurassic Park wine... I spared EVERY expense.
Special movie note: Valentine's Day? Not nearly as painful as I was anticipating. Maybe I was missing L.A. and with the movie taking place there, maybe I got nostalgic? Maybe it was the wine and I got a bit carried away with my 'I want to be his ladyfriend' feelings for Bradley Cooper? Maybe it was Memphis? Maybe it was summer southern nights? Maybe it was you, maybe it was me... but it sure felt right! And scene.
Between this delicious food, the wine and my feminine need to watch a romantic comedy, I had the BEST night in a long time. It was awesome. My sister accused me of drunk tweeting but really I was just so happy!
The letter of the week, boys and girls, is P.
And it stands for PLEASURE. :)
Tipsy tweeting and good reads,