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3 Looks for a Summer Wedding

It seems not too long ago when I shared three looks to wear to a spring wedding. But that season has come and gone so quickly, and summer is upon us. And it is the biggest season of the year for weddings, so chances are you have a few invites and may be wondering what to wear. It's pretty easy to figure out summer wedding attire if you keep the location in mind.

Of course you have the invite to start with as well. It should say "Black Tie Attire" or "Black Tie Optional" or perhaps something like "Formal Beach Attire," and it will have the ceremony time. Generally indoor evening weddings call for more formal attire than outdoor afternoon weddings.

For an indoor wedding, no matter what time of year, you can never go wrong with a Black Formal Dresses. An elegant knee-length cocktail dress, like this FAIRY COUPLE Women's Off the Shoulder Lace Vintage Wedding Party Cocktail Dress is perfect for a black-tie optional indoor wedding, while a sleeveless o…

Meatless Monday: Grilled Cheese Brie & Red Pepper on Ciabatta


Brie cheese goes so well with both sweet and spicy peppers. For a quick snack, I often spread pepper jelly on crusty bread and top with slices of brie. My inspiration for this heavenly grilled cheese sandwich came from a cafe here in Frederick, MD. Zi Panini is similar to Panera, so of course I love it. When I ordered their brie and red bell pepper on ciabatta sandwich, it didn't take long before I was in my own kitchen trying to recreate the dish.


Step 1: Preheat oven to 450 F. Use a grill pan to char the skin on one red bell pepper. If you don't have a grill pan, set it directly on a burner rack with the heat turned on medium. Have some tongs handy to remove the bell pepper and turn it to char on all side. Then slice into wide pieces. If you're using a grill pan, you can slice the pepper before you grill it.

Step 2: Place the red bell pepper slices onto a roasting pan, coat with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, then roast for about 30 minutes. You can skip step 1 and go straight to roasting the red bell peppers in the oven, but if you want that nice charred skin, I suggest you use open flame or a grill pan before roasting them in the oven. *Roasted red bell peppers are great for salads, salsas, and side dishes, so go ahead and roast several at a time. Optional: to skin the peppers, place them in a bowl after roasting and cover them with plastic wrap. After a few minutes, the skin will easily peel right off.

Step 3: While the peppers are roasting, take your ciabatta bread (available in most grocery-store bakeries) and using a pastry brush, coat the inside and outside with olive oil or melted butter. I used olive oil. Bring a skillet to medium-high heat. Here's my trick to an extra-crispy and tasty sandwich - before assembling the sandwich, place the bread middle side down to get the inside toasted. If you can't find ciabatta, use French or Italian bread.

Step 4: Now fill the sandwich with 2-3 slices each of the roasted red bell pepper and brie. Press it down with a spatula or panini press and pan fry or grill until the bread is golden brown on both sides and the brie is slightly melted (a few minutes per side). Enjoy!


Last week on Meatless Monday: Ginger-Roasted Carrots with Onions


Comments

  1. Sounds delicious! I'd go with sweet peppers instead of the spicy one...

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  2. I agree with E. J...You had me at brie too. I have to try this!!!! =)

    Ergo-Blog

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