Finger food anyone?

The other evening, after one of the kids’ parties, we were short on time and really lacking ingredients, so I decided to create a kind of cocktail party theme dinner time!

I unearthed a baguette (we are always trying to provide our French au pair with mildly acceptable baked goods) and unloaded the fridge of as many ingredients I could find for toppings. Some pesto sauce, fresh tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, red peppers, shallots, garlic and cheese.

I am blessed to have a delightful herb garden, so decided to create a crostini based on the four herbs I cut from my garden. (I would have called these bruschetta, but Darian and I always argue on the pronunciation). I pulled chives, basil, rosemary and cilantro, which, thankfully, we all eat. It’s a polarizing kind of herb: you either love it or hate it.

I toasted the baguette slices in the oven with a little olive oil and then concocted my four crostini. Grilled cheese and cilantro, with a cilantro lemon mayo base. Sundried tomato with parmesan and fresh basil ribbons. Red pepper with a chive aioli. And finally, Roast Beef on top of a rosemary aioli, topped with baby tomatoes. Let’s also make it clear that I don’t really know the difference between an aioli and mayo, crostini or bruschetta, but it sounds so darned nice! Everyone had their favorite, it made for a fun meal, and accompanied by a nice glass of Pinot Grigio (no, no, not for the kids of course), we felt quite in the party mood! I quite like the idea of adult finger food!


About baciamille

I'm Alexia, Alex, Lexi or Lex, depending on who you are. I'm mom to Mia, Maxim and Milan, wife to Darian, the co-creator and CEO known as Fancy Pants at Vuka Energy Drinks. I'm a marathon running, triathlete, musician and writer, wanna be rock star, all time actress, creative, vocal and sometimes just a little crahayzy. I think that's all. One day I plan to spend most of my time on a boat in the Carribean. Oh, and baciamille means a thousand kisses in Italian. I don’t know any other words in Italian.
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