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Happy weekend!! We are still busy over here with getting settled in. I know Ken and I will be utterly happy when we don't have to do anything extra to do...just a normal day-to-day routine plus our dates on the weekends. We will at least be on more of a schedule this coming week, as our kiddos start at their new school! And I've managed to get on a bit of a schedule with work, with just a few extra things on my to-do. I hope you all have a good weekend and enjoy some of my favorite links from the week. Grab a cup of coffee and sit back and relax. Image via Chevrons & Eclairs.

Garlic-Herb Tomato Toast


A recipe that is not really a recipe...that is my most favorite kind of dish! I have an aversion to measuring every single ingredient. Though admittedly food blogging has caused me to take down some of my favorite creations into recipe form so I can actually recreate those dishes perfectly every time. But not today. A little of this, a little of that is when I'm happiest in the kitchen.

Tomato toast is something I love to whip up for lunch or serve as an appetizer for a dinner party. It's cheap, easy-to-make, and so delicious. It's the perfect menu item to tack onto your next party menu.


INGREDIENTS
  • stale bread (preferably ciabatta, but you can use French or Italian loaf as well)
  • olive oil
  • garlic salt
  • dried Italian herbs 
  • fresh herb garnish (optional)
  • tomatoes on the vine (Really the only measurement you need to go by with this dish is to use about one tomato per two slices of bread. The rest can be left up to taste...and well, common sense of course.)

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Slice each mini loaf in half and brush evenly with olive oil.
  2. Sprinkle generously with garlic salt and dried herbs. I used Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb spice mix with a bit of garlic salt. Highly recommended!
  3. Toast until golden brown, then slice the tomatoes in half. Take the open side of the tomato to rub the juice all over the toast.
  4. Dice the remaining tomato and top each toast. Garnish with fresh herbs like basil or thyme. Enjoy!


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