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  •  Bruschetta, spinach salad (10+ / 0-)

    Bruschetta - we cheated and bought tomato bruschetta
    1 whole wheat baton
    sliced mozzarella - the good stuff

    (Because we're going to be nice...er to our hearts, we aren't going to toast the bread in butter in the frying pan first, but if you're young and haven't clogged up the pipes yet; go ahead. I think the cheese is enough fat.)

    Take a whole wheat sandwich roll and slice it in 1" rounds and place on a cookie sheet.
    Lay a thin slice of mozzarella on top of each slice of bread.
    Layer a smallish tablespoon of tomato bruschetta on top

    Put in oven at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

    The Bruschetta we usually do:
    Chop up a purple onion and saute in 1 Tbsp of olive oil with a couple cloves of crushed garlic

    While it's cooking, chop up a combination of black and green olives.
    Then chop up a combination of green, yellow and orange bell peppers.
    When the onion is done, split it between the olives and peppers.

    Toss the olive mixture in the fry pan for a couple minutes and add Italian seasoning to it and another little bit of olive oil so it won't stick. Salt and pepper to taste. Put in a dish to the side when done.

    Put the pepper mixture in the frying pan with enough olive oil so it won't stick and Italian seasoning also. Salt and pepper to taste. Take from heat when the peppers are limpish.

    Spoon the olive mixture on the bread rounds and top with mozzarella

    Spoon the pepper mixture on the bread rounds and top with mozzarella.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes

    Spinach Salad
    1 cup cooked red lentils
    1 cup drained corn
    1 cup chopped mushrooms
    1/3 cup chopped onion
    1 clove garlic
    2 Tbsp Basalmic Vinegar
    2 Tbsp olive oil
    2-3 cups fresh spinach leaves

    Wook the lentils until tender and place in freezer to cool.

    Wash the spinach and set aside to drain.

    Chop and mix the rest of the ingredients. Add the lentils (they should be coolish).

    Lay out the spinach leaves in a bowl and spoon the lentil corn mixture on top.

    (Some people just use an Italian vinaigrette and are done with it.)

    Dessert?
    s,more's

    If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never has and never will be. Thomas Jefferson

    by JDWolverton on Sat Jul 31, 2010 at 06:05:48 PM PDT

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