Works for me!

Another quick works-for-me tip.

This past Sunday, I helped make food for a baby shower at church. We have a young, seemingly fertile, church and so I am often bringing something to help with showers. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, and so I am never out of ideas for bringing some sort of dessert. But when I have to make a savory dish or appetizer, I do not often know what to make. I don't have tons of time, but I want it to be something good, not just chips and dig. Or veggies and dip. (Both of which I like, but showers somehow feel more festive.) So this week I discovered the perfect shower food. Perhaps I'll call them Pesto Tomato bites. Or maybe someone else has a better name:

Buy 1 or 2 loaves of the french baguettes from the bakery section at the grocery store. Slice in ~1/2 inch slices. Also buy and thinly slice roma tomatoes (or other tomatoes, but roma tomatoes fit well on the bread.) Also buy (or you could make it, I guess, but it probably would be a lot of work) the prepared pesto sauce found in the refrigerated section, by the nice, expensive pasta that always looks really good but that I never buy because how much better is it, really, than regular dried pasta?

So, spread some pesto on the bread slices, put a tomato slice on top, and then top with cheese. I used the shredded italian blend because there was a store brand version and it was on sale. I'm sure anything would taste good.

Pop 'em in the oven at 400 or 450 for 5-10 min. or until the cheese is melted and then voila! you have a super easy, very yummy appetizer. My husband even ate some for dinner since we had a few leftover ingredients. They are actually pretty with the green of the pesto and the red of the tomatoes. Plus tomatoes are so good in the summer I am always looking for good ways to use them. Enjoy!

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Comments

mira said…
That's a really yummy idea. A great snack for kids too to "hold" them while you're making dinner. Thanks for the tip.
udandi said…
Yum! I love those!


-- udandi & craft of money
Amy said…
sounds so yummy- thanks for the tip!
Mom2fur said…
Sounds like a delicious version of bruschetta! And those hand-made pastas? Trust me... there isn't that big of a difference for the price!
Kaci said…
Oh my goodness, these sound SO GOOD! And simple, too. Perfect combination in my book!
Anonymous said…
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