So have you seen the ‘Julie and Julia ‘movie yet? It is a must see movie for anyone who loves to cook and blog! I went with my new friend (as you know I just moved) Judy, my darling next door neighbor. She and I both loved it and that is saying a lot because there is probably about a 30 year age difference between us. The movie is really fun, but may leave you with certain cravings! It inspired me to be a better wife (Julia Child’s relationship with her spouse was so endearing), get the Julia Child cookbook to experiment with French cooking and make bruschetta!
There was a scene in the movie where Julie was making bruschetta for dinner for herself and her hubby. She toasted the bread in a pan of butter until it was crispy and then loaded on the tomato mixture. Her husband devoured it and kept oohing and aughing over it. I have to say…my mouth was watering! I could hardly wait to get home and whip it up! So the next day I picked up some beautiful red and orange garden tomatoes at a local farmers stand, and made this for myself for lunch. I did not use as much butter as the movie, (Julie’s bread was seriously swimming in it), but I did butter both sides of the slice. The buttery crispiness was TOTALLY worth the extra calories! It was soooo good–really just heavenly. I ended up making another batch that night for my husband Brad and I had to bring a plate over to Judy (my partner at the movie). They loved it too! Simply delicious!
Julie and Julia Bruschetta
submitted by Melanie
For the tomato topping:
Red and orange juicy fresh garden tomatoes, chopped
Fresh basil, chopped (a couple leaves)
Fresh garlic, minced (a couple)
kosher salt to taste
Extra Virgin Olive oil (1-2 tsp)
let this sit while you prepare the toast
Heat a skillet on the stove top on medium high. Butter both sides of a slice of french bread and toast in the hot skillet. When the toast is done, top with the tomato topping and ENJOY!!