Monday, March 14, 2011

Made From Scratch Tuesday 3/15

This Friday, my bloggy and IRL pal Ott,A is launching the third round of Iron Chef. This month's theme ingredient is canned tomatoes and is sponsored by Red Gold.


Red Gold sent me a "welcome" package a couple weeks ago full of some great Red Gold products. I heart Red Gold. Here's some info from their website which really captures the spirit of Red Gold:
"A good harvest begins with strong roots, and we can trace ours back three generations. Red Gold began in 1942 when Grover Hutcherson and his daughter, Fran, rebuilt a Midwest cannery to provide fresh-tasting canned food products for the war effort. More than half a century later, we remain a family-owned business based in the heart of Tomato Country."

Anyway, since you gals all know how much I love spending time in the kitchen, I'm going to share the early bird version of my entry to Ott,A's Iron Chef Challenge-Canned Tomatoes.

Red Gold Bruschetta

What you'll need:
1/2 loaf Italian bread, cut in half lengthwise
1 can diced tomatoes (drained)
olive oil
fresh mozzarella
fresh basil
garlic salt

Brush a light coat of olive oil on each half of the bread. Add the tomatoes to each side. Sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper. Add a layer of basil leaves, then top with mozzarella. Put each loaf on a baking sheet and place in the oven on the "high broil" setting. (You'll want the rack to be about 4 inches from the heating element.) Broil about 5 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly. Or...Red Gold has tomatoes canned with garlic and basil already in the cans. Now, I still prefer to add the fresh basil leaves, but really...could they make it any easier?

Back to last week's linky...WOW! I was so impressed with all the recipes everyone shared last week!! I had so many favorites, I'm not even sure where to begin. As I've said before, I'm still trying to work on my relationship with Twitter. I admit, I didn't try hard last week. I promise to make an effort this week. I'd like to feature some of your great recipes, so if you're in the twitter world, be on the look out for some tweets coming from @MessHall2Bistro.

What goodies have you been cooking up this week?
Here are the rules:
1. You can link up as many posts as you'd like.
2. My only content rule is it has to be made from scratch.
3. If you want to put my button somewhere, that'd be cool. You can grab the code on the top right of my sidebar.


Leontien said...

Looking good!!! Gonna start thinking about this one, maybe i can join next week!


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I get most of my receipe ideas on-line. This is going on the list!

Cranberry Morning said...

Sounds like a great lunch idea! Thanks for the recipe. :-)

Kim of Mo Betta said...

I love bruschetta, I don't know why I don't fix it more often. Can't wait for fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden!! (hoping my tomatoes will grow this year!)

Miz Helen said...

Your Bruschetta looks great. Thank you for hosting today and have a good day!

Unknown said...

YUM!!!!! That bread looks sooo good!

Anonymous said...

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