Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Something Delicious, Fast and Easy...?

I'm going to Handsome's show tomorrow night but I'm also meeting up with 5 of our friends for a pre-show appetizer/wine sort of gathering at one of their houses.

Everyone agreed that they would bring "something" and since it's my husband they are going to see, I sort of feel obligated to go beyond chips/salsa.

I'm also a Pretty Party Hostess Perfectionist. I'm addicted to recipes and everything bores me in my recipe box.

Anybody have any sure fire hits for these sort of things?

If not, here's what I'm thinking about making:

Plum Tomato & Pesto Bread

Prep Time:10 min
Total Time:30 min
24 servings, one slice each
1 loaf (1 lb.) Italian bread, cut in half lengthwise
3/4 cup pesto
6 plum tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup sliced pitted ripe olives
2 cups KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 cup DI GIORNO Shredded Parmesan Cheese
PREHEAT oven to 400°F. Place bread, cut-sides up, on baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 min. or until golden brown.
SPREAD bread halves evenly with pesto; top with remaining ingredients.
BAKE an additional 8 to 10 min. or until cheeses are melted. Cut each bread piece into 12 slices. Serve warm.

So, guys, suggestions would be lovely. I know there are great cooks out in the blogosphere that have to have better ideas.Help please!


kcmeesha said...

sorry,not feeling creative today, but for some reason I am not a fan of pesto. get a meat tray at the Russian store :-)(by that I mean -buy meats and put them in the tray yourself)

Hey There! I'm Amanda! said...

Moxie, I wish I'd have seen this before your swinging shindig! Your pesto bread looks delish! Hope it was good. If you are looking for new recipes, try Every recipe I have tried is awesome. And I have cooked and eaten my way through just about half of them so far.