It was another one of those weekends 
where I rather spend my time stitching
then in the kitchen.
 Anyone else have this disorder?
Thanks to daughter Erin 
for her recipe share
 I was able to whip up a delicious light lunch
 and the darling husband 
couldn't seem to get enough mmmm's
 in while eating his lunch.
 I just won't tell him how easy it was.
 I think I'll just let him believe
 that I labored hours in the kitchen
preparing this delightful meal.

Mozzarella Tomato & Avocado  Brueschetta

1 container cherry tomatoes, cut in half (I prefer the oval or grape tomatoes)
1 carton fresh mozzarella cheese pearls, drained
2 avocado, peeled and diced
1/3 cut fresh basil, julienned
2 T. fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup extra light olive oil
freshly ground salt and pepper
french baguette bread

In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and parsley.  Set aside.  In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper.  Pour over tomato mixture.  Toss to coat.  Let set for 30 minutes so flavors can mix.  Just before serving, stir in the chopped avocados.  Slice french baguette bread and apply light olive oil onto both sides with a pastry brush.  Place under broiler to toast, toasting both sides.  Place tomato mixture onto toasted bread.

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And I leave you this Monday morning with a little peak 
at the
Francis Pool sampler.
I'm about half way done!

Have a good week,



Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

I love bruschetta in the summer, yumm! Your sampler is looking beautiful; can't wait for the release!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh very beautiful sampler ..

bisous de France

Karen said...

I have a question. I noticed you use a hoop when you cross stitch. How do you keep the stitches from flattening out? Do you wash your piece when finished to plump up the stitches mashed flat? I like the sampler and plan to try your recipe!

Jenny said...

Mmmmm, I just had lunch and now I'm hungry again...