When all else fails, just add toast… …or Crostini :)

Isn’t it funny that a piece of toast can fancy up a meal? It’s just the right finishing touch to a hot, steamy cioppino, or the perfect partner to a thick, creamy soup. Toast goes beyond an indulgent breakfast–it’s a snack at any time, a party appetizer, and a dinner pairing. Just think bruschetta with a lovely tomato topping. Or, how about a plate of crispy toast sitting next to other toast toppers, like a dish of fresh figs and goat cheese, sweet fruit and tangy greens.
Or, my favorite…crostini with cream cheese and smoked salmon. Oh, heaven.
Yes, the secret to dinner party success is Crostini, those small, thinly sliced pieces of bread that have been toasted or grilled after a brushing with oil/butter and some garlic seasoning. Yummmmm…..
The kids love it when we have day old baguettes, because they know what always comes next. Enjoy!
1 day old baguette
1/4 cup melted butter
1 T extra virgin olive oil
Garlic Seasoning, such as a Garlic Garni or another blend
1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Slice the baguette into thin slices and lay out onto a foil-lined baking sheet.
2. Stir together butter, oil and seasoning. Paint one side of each slice with this mixture.
3. Bake for 6 minutes, flip pieces in pan. Bake for another 2-4 minutes, watching closely so the crostini do not burn.
Happy Eating and dinner-partying!!!

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