I am going to a snb movie night/potluck tonight so I have to come up with a scrumptious dish. I always have trouble deciding what to bring to potlucks, not because I can't think of anything but because I can't focus on one thing. I try not to duplicate potluck items within the same group so that is an added challenge. Philip and I brainstormed over the phone this morning and I decided to make bruschetta. Philip was so inspired that he decided he is also going to make a bruschetta in Lexington so I challenged him to a cook-off. It's not a real cook-off since we are 600 miles apart so there is no way to taste each other's creations, but we can post pictures and recipes of our finished creations. I looked up the definition of bruschetta to give us both a guideline and according to the Food Network Encyclopedia bruschetta is "From the Italian bruscare meaning "to roast over coals," this traditional garlic bread is made by rubbing slices of toasted bread with garlic cloves, then drizzling the bread with extra-virgin olive oil. The bread is salted and peppered, then heated and served warm. " This sets a nice palate for our creation. I will blog tonight with my finished creation.
If this works we are going to do a weekly challenge; the theme will be announced on Thursday and then everyone will have to show their finished creation by Sunday night. If you are interested, please email me.