Saturday, August 3, 2013

Bruschetta

School supplies choke the main aisles at Kroger and Wal-Mart;
that's a mayday siren that my langorous days of summer are almost spent.

I've made fresh bread every week this summer.
My happiest weeks are when 
I luxuriate in the bread one night as a side
and savor it again by repurposing it into a main dish the next night.

I've puttered around with bread recipes this summer.
I've experimented with a Texas version of Croque Monsieur
and today I try Bruschetta.

Start by chiffonading fresh basil from the garden.
(I'm proud of this shot, btw; I used the timer on my camera.)

Brown a loaf of homemade bread in butter.

Mix fresh tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil, and balsamic vinegar.

Dinner!

If you want specifics, here's the

Anyone have any other great ideas to use homemade bread?




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38 comments:

  1. Yum. Wish I'd been there!

    You could use the bread for homemade croutons.

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  2. Strata is my go-to bread user-upper. Leftover veggies, cheese and whatever else you like sitting in an egg wash before I leave for work means all I have to do is pop it in the oven when I get home and dinner is done!

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  3. I've never tried homemade croutons. Great idea.

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  4. Strata is entirely new to me. I need to look for general directions. Maybe that will be a future Weekend Cooking post.

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  5. I adore savory bread puddings! It was too hot to bake most of the summer. I'll be baking bread again in September.

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  6. You are right. It is hot baking in summer. But it is when I have time to bake. I can get up early in the morning and start the dough and let it rise and knead it and let it rise some more.

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  7. Oh, this bruscetta looks fabulous. Nice photo with the timer, BTW.

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  8. Would have been nice to have had a tripod with the timer, I think.

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  9. I'm excited because I can make this recipe as soon as the tomatoes get ripe. I don't usually make bread in the summer because of the heat, but with the temperature still in the 70s, I might make a few loaves, especially now that I'm following our college budget for the year. Here's Mine

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  10. I have all the ingredients, so I'm making this for lunch. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. I don't have any ideas to share. Homemade bread is something I've been meaning to start making for years. We spend a ton on bread each week.

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  12. Homemade bread looks hard, but it is easy.

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  13. That looks delicious. I've been meaning o play around with bread recipes for ages. I should stop thinking and just get on with it! Thanks for visiting my blog,

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  14. I love this in restaurants, but I've never tried making it myself.
    Here's My Weekend Cooking

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  15. Homemade Bruschetta is divine!

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  16. I love bruchetta and crostini, but hubby is doing so well on his low-carb diet that I need to pass on them for a while! Also, he is the best bread baker in the family. :( He's going to be working from home soon, so I can only hope that whole-grain homemade bread will be part of our diet again someday!

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  17. Yum! This would be great with the super sweet cherry tomatoes that are at the farmer's market now. What about making spaghetti with toasted bread crumbs, garlic and chile flakes?

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  18. I am grabbing my DH to show him your yummy looking dinner pics! Now I want to know how you stay so thin with all that bread... Then again, it sounds like you may still have kids at home to help keep you running. :-) Hope you enjoy the few weeks left before they head back to school.

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  19. Looks very tasty. I have had bruschetta once or twice, but yours looks tastier.

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  20. Martha, no, kids are grown and gone. But the siren call of school supplies is for me; I'm a school librarian.

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  21. I've never had bruschetta except at home. I think.

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  22. Lovely - I've never done a bruschetta at home! Great idea

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  23. Yummy! Thanks for sharing...and now I'm drooling; lol.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  24. I could live on bruscetta...

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  25. I've never made buschetta in this way, but it sounds fab. Make french toast with leftover homemade bread, or top it over some oven made chicken chilli.

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  26. That looks yummy!

    I freeze the ends of my homemade loaves when they start to get dry. When I have enough ends I make a savory stuffing or a sweet bread pudding. Yum!

    Joy's Book Blog

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  27. I see the bread, which I love very much but boy do I adore the tine of your post.
    http://fabulosityreads.blogspot.com/

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  28. Great job with the timer, and your bruschetta looks delicious. I've enjoyed seeing your bread exploits over the summer. French toast is a delicious way to use up bread, perhaps not quite so healthy as your bruschetta though.

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  29. I think I could live on bruschetta, too.

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  30. French toast is an excellent idea. We often eat breakfast suppers (had pancakes with strawberries just the other night) so it might make a perfect evening meal from day-old bread.

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  31. I've never tried a savory stuffing (the whole idea is new-to-me, thank you) nor a bread pudding. Thank you, Joy.

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  32. I've been gluten free for almost four years now due to allergy and I still, STILL miss bread!! Without it, bruschetta is just sauce. LOL.

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  33. I am sad for you, Ti. No bread? That's sad.

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  34. Paired with a cold glass of sauvignon blanc and I'm there! Usually I toast the bread, because yes...I am lazy :-)

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  35. Well, thanks - now I'm starving! :) Looks yummy!

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