Friday, January 7, 2011

Today's Recipe Is Brought To You By The Letter "C"

TGIF!  It's PIZZA DAY!  I was really excited about pizza day because all I have to do is open the box, remove some plastic, put in oven and dinner is served.  Well, hold on wait a minute, frozen pizza does not equal a  new recipe that I can post.  The resolution is a new and different recipe every day - inspired by the Mediterranean Diet. 

So the inspiration tonight was football.  There was a college bowl game on tonight, and the family intended to watch it.  I needed to make football watching food - nobody intended to gather around the dinner table tonight - tonight's dinner table was the television - that's where we were gathering.

All food tonight is finger food -  no utensils needed - isn't that what football food is all about - unless of course you are eating chili.

Tonight's Menu at Table For Five includes:

  • Kashi Mediterranean Pizza
  • 4C Crostini
  • Bean Dip

First, we had Kashi Mediterranean Pizza.  I know what you're thinking "First? How much did you eat tonight"  Well, Kashi pizza is about the same size as a small thin crust pizza.  According to the box, it serves 3 - so I cooked 2.  I really must recommend this pizza - it does not taste like cardboard. Very tasty indeed.

Then I made bean dip from the leftover 16 bean soup from last night. This was very easy - just drain the soup and put in a blender. Blend until desired dip consistency.  This was good and a quick and easy way to get rid of some of the leftover soup from last night.

Finally, the concoction - I am always looking up recipes - combining some of this recipe with some of that recipe, substituting ingredients - always hoping that my "creativity" tastes half way decent.

Tonight's "concoction" is 4C Crostini:

  • 2 small multi-grain baguettes
  • 2 tablespoon capers
  • 1 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken - completely cooled 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teasoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Small cucumber - peeled, seeds removed and diced.
  • Softened cream cheese
Heat broiler on high. Place the baguette slices on the baking sheet. Broil until golden brown, about 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Cool completely.

In medium bown, combine chicken, capers, oil, vinegar, marjoram, salt, pepper.

Spread  1 teaspoon of cream cheese on each baguette. Add a tablespoon of chicken mixture to each baguette.  This concoction was SO good (in my opinion).


Until Tomorrow...


  1. 1. What the h*ll is majoram??
    2. I REALLY like the new layout. I am very impressed.

  2. Sorry "Princess Mommy", it's actually "marjoram", apparently the R didn't feel like participating in the spelling of the word.