Saturday, August 27, 2011

Let's Get Choppin

I said to Jasen last week while swinging on the lounge swing, Auntie and Uncle Bob know how to throw a party. We were sitting there eating poorboy sandwiches, drenched in Merichka's garlic butter (the bestest most yummy garlic butter anywhere), watching all of our family and friends eating and have a good time. The pool was a perfect blue and the kids were having fun too. What more could you want?

Auntie Janice wrangling the beasts in the pool.
Thanks Auntie and Uncle Bob for always
having the best pool parties! We love you!
This weekend rolls around and we are all in denial that summer is coming to an end, so what are we to do on a bright sunny late August afternoon? Pool Party! That's right, the weather is still warm and we are going to take full advantage of that. Auntie sends out the weekly text, pp on sat. can you bring bruschetta? My thought, consider it done. It is the absolute least I could do for all of the weekends of fun we have had over there at their house.

There it is. Bruschetta before it knew it was bruschetta.
Now, you may think that bruschetta is a challenge to make with all of the chopped veggies, but let me tell you, it's not. This is something that looks like you spent a lot of time on, but if you have the right tools, you won't. I know that I go on and on about things I like and love on my blog and I know that, if you read my blog, you have already heard about the Vidalia Chop Wizard. You may be scared because it is one of those "As Seen on TV" products. I too would have been skeptical if it weren't for Grandpa Bob buying me my first one, but believe me, this is a GREAT product. BUY IT!

After years of use, I dropped and cracked my first one. I thought, hmmm, I am going to see if I can live without it. Three days went by and I was on buying myself a new one. Seriously, I use this about three times a week or more. Get it.

Ok, back to bruschetta. If you have this chopper this is a cinch.

That's it! Super duper easy and super duper delish!
Here is what I did:
Good Seasoning's Garlic Herb Dressing you will need 2 pouches and the ingredients to make the dressing.
3-4 tomatoes, they are in season and coming out of every one's ears
Peppers, 3, I used, green, red and a little yellow, but use what you like
1 Onion, but not a big one because you don't want the onion to over power everything.
Salt and pepper to taste
Garlic Bread to serve it on.

Ok, first, chop all of the veggies and I did mine on the small square chopper. Using that chopper, it took me less than 15 minutes to dice all of the veggies. Put them into a bowl.
Make the dressing according the the recipe on the pouch, but instead of the water it calls for, I used more vinegar. Use both dry pouches, but only the wet ingredients for one pouch. Pour that onto the veggies and stir. Then, add some salt and pepper to taste and mix. I also added a little extra dash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Nothing too major, just a little shot of each.

Cook your garlic bread of choice and that's it!
Boom! Done! Bruschetta!