I came home one night last week and the girls begged me to make them a snack. Most mothers do not want to make teenage girls snacks at 10 p.m., but I realized I had a forgotten fresh Semifreddi baguette and didn’t want it to go to waste because they are so good (click here to read more on Senifreddi’s http://www.yelp.com/biz/semifreddis-bakery-kensington).
This took only a few minutes and the kids were ecstatic. There is nothing like a little late night carb after a workout.
1/2 baguette sliced
1 small tomato finely diced
1 clove garlic finely chopped
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon Balsamic vinegar
Basil leaves 6-10 washed
Salt and pepper to taste
Mozzarella Cheese (small balls)
Preheat oven on broil. Cut bread into slices. Dice and chop tomato and garlic and place in a small bowl. Add olive oil and balsamic vinegar and stir. Tear basil leaves into small pieces. Place bread on a cookie sheet and spoon tomato mixture onto bread. Add several cheese balls and a few basil leaves.
Place under broiler and cook until cheese is melted. I would try really hard not to walk away from the oven, but to be patient and keep a close eye on these so they don’t burn. If your wondering, yes I have done this. And people get really upset when this happens.