Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tomato, To-MA-to

I said a long time ago (okay, if you want to get technical it was back in August- whoops!) I would do a post on the EASIEST, most delicious appetizer ever. If you want to impress the palate this is that way to go my friends-

Ingredients: eggplant, one tomato, goat cheese, olive oil, salt, paper, clove of garlic, and a few pine nuts (don't chips to dip!)

Step One: Cut up your eggplant and saute on low heat with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper (to taste), then place at the bottom of your dish.

Step Two: Dice up a tomato (do not cook, you want this baby nice and fresh), then place on top of the sauteed eggplant.

Step Three: Put your pine nuts in a pan on medium heat (nothing else in the pan) and shake them around, some may call this "toasting" (yeah, yeah yeah... tomato, to-mat-oe) for just a minute then sprinkle then on top of the tomatoes!

Step Four: Break up some tasty (don't mock it til' you try it people) goat cheese and place on top with a bit of thyme.

Step Five: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake for about 15-20 minutes.

Serve with crackers (I prefer pita chips, but whatever works, no need to be picky, this stuff is goooooood!)

Trust me when I say it is  FAB-U-LOUS my friends.

I wish I would have taken an after picture, but I was more concerned with eating it (whatever, don't judge me) so here's another picture:

We made this appetizer for my sister's birthday, so I obviously need to post a picture- Love ya girl fran!

My sister-in-law Erica, me and my sister Christa out for her birthday dinner

Day 7: Today I am thankful for my sister (and sister-in-law, the best I could ever imagine). Growing up we most certainly had our differences... sorry for stealing your markers and your Abercrombie and Fitch shirts, but today I couldn't imagine going through life without having her by my side. 

Until tomorrow,



  1. OMG this looks delicious.... and I'm a pita chip girl all the way. I'll have to try this next wine night :)

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

    1. You absolutely should- delish and doesn't get much easier!