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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Easy Appetizer


We had friends over last Friday night and of course this was the only picture I took! I'm so bad about taking pictures sometimes. I served Pesto Pasta with Chicken, they brought a salad, and we had this amazing bread and vinegar/olive oil for dipping.

I love this appetizer because it is so simple, yet so good! It's served at many Italian restaurants in our area. You can use any kind of rustic or artisan bread. I bought a Kalamata Olive bread from a wonderful little bakery nearby. For dipping, you simply pour 2 parts olive oil in a bowl or on a plate and 1 part balsamic vinegar. You figure out what you like best and adjust it accordingly! I added a tsp of chopped garlic and a little salt and pepper to taste. Yum! It really makes a great presentation as well.

I hope you have a wonderful day today! After work, I'm going to catch up on laundry and work on an autobiographical essay that I need to submit with an application to a local bible college, that I'll be starting at in the fall to complete my bachelor's degree. They have a great program for working adults. I'm actually really excited to start the program and finally finish my degree.

Have a blessed day!

11 sweet comments:

Beth said...

Thanks for your nice comment back. You are so lucky that you married young and yes, you do have plenty of time! Enjoy it!! Enjoy sleeping in....going out for movies or dinner whenever you feel like it. I felt like at 27 I was ready to have kids, and I'm glad I didn't have them any older because it is tiring! Lol! All the best!
Beth- Oh, i hope things are going better with Sharon.. i know that she has a lot on her plate now. I'll pray for her! I miss her postings, but I understand!!

Debra said...

Brittany, thank you for posting this recipe. Every time I have it at a restaurant, I think, "Hey I need to get ahold of that recipe," and then I forget about it. I bet it's really good with the added garlic! Hope you had a good day, now that you're back to work and Spring break is over.

TeamKeiling said...

Yumm! Looks good. And that is great news about you finishing your degree :)

Where My Treasure Is said...

Kalamata Olive bread sounds sooo yummy!!

It's so exciting that you are almost done with college! I'm sure it will feel great to be done and to have the bachelor's degree! Keep up the great work =)

-Kari

Dana said...

I dont see a picture but it sounds good. Where do you get all your recipe ideas?

shamrock fields said...

Dear Brittany,
Thanks for the appetizer recipe--we love Italian food!!! I'll have to try this. I'm glad you have found a college program that works with your job schedule. Both my husband and I worked and attended college classes and I know how hard it can be to schedule. I think some colleges are finally catching on to the fact that we have other responsiblities as well!! God bless--
Molly

Denise said...

Thanks, Brittany, for your version of the appetizer! I'll have to give it a try, especially with the added seasonings.
That's great about your plans to complete your bachelor's! What's your major?
God bless!

Barb said...

Hey girl, sounds yummy we love bread and olive oil, we have olive oils from different countries and it's amazing at how they have different tastes.Great news that you are continuing your education....Barb

Mary Anne said...

Your recipe sounds really good;-) I'll have to try it sometime. Did you make it up on your own based on what you had eaten at restaurants?

God Bless you as you work toward getting your bachelor's degree. That's wonderful;-)

Have a great day.

Blessings,

Mary Anne

Mardell said...

Hi Brittany,
Can you believe I've never tried olive oil?! Yep, talk about a sheltered life! LOL

Great news about you finishing your degree. That's certainly something to be very proud of. You-go-girl!

Happy "April Fool's" day.
Hugs,
Mardell

PS: I'm so happy your wonderful MIL Sharon is blogging again. I'm keeping her in my prayers. :o)

momma said...

congrats on getting to finish your degree :)

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