Make Bruschetta Without Actually Cooking
Food. I love food. My love for food goes way back to when I was little kid. When I was about 6 years old my parents and I always went to the same sushi restaurant for years, at least twice a month. My mom isn’t so daring when it comes to sushi, but my dad was. He loved ordering octopus, which I thought looked super cool. When he wasn’t looking I actually stole it off his plate and ate it; I loved it. I still order it to this day.
On another occasion I remember seeing a family come into the same sushi restaurant and the kids came in with happy meals from McDonalds. I asked my parents why on earth would they want that when they could have sushi! My parents had to explain that not all kids are as weird as me. Obviously they put this in much kinder terms. Today I still like trying “weird” stuff, I grew up being told “You don’t know if you like it unless you try it”, so I’ve always been willing to give any food a chance. *Disclaimer here, if it looks sketchy or unsafe it’s probably best to avoid it. I have a fear of food poisoning so I’m not completely crazy.
Finding Time For Cooking
However, when it comes to cooking food myself, I play it a bit safe and tend to lean towards easier dishes. If you put raw octopus in front of me I would have no idea how to cook it, although being an adventurous chef is a goal of mine. When I was living in Norway and running my salon on a daily basis I felt I never had the time or energy to cook a gourmet meal. Take away pizza and things that come with instructions on the package are my guilty go-to options. Now I’m in a position to play housewife and can really get into cooking like I have always wanted. I don’t think you’ll be seeing me on Master Chef anytime soon, though.
Get Creative with the Ingredients You Have
So, what do you do when you’ve moved and have none of your spices, cooking tools, and other various kitchen gear you’ve accumulated through hoarding? You start simple! Slowly but surely we will get our spice collection built up and purchase things as we go but for now I’ll share with you my latest guilty pleasure.
My mom gave me this idea one day when I rang her up to whine about having no creativity in me for that evening’s meal. I mentioned a few ingredients I had on hand and she said, “Well… make bruschetta!” Bruschetta; so simple and full of flavor. Honestly, I wish I had gotten into making this sooner. It is the perfect appetizer while waiting on dinner or to just eat a whole plate of because you’re an adult and you can do what you want.
When I make bruschetta I don’t use measurements, I take a spoonful and sample as I go, adding the ingredients my mom suggested and sometimes adding my own. Tomatoes, garlic, basil and a baguette are really all you need. I like to drizzle a little olive oil on my baguette and toast it in the oven. For the bruschetta I just finely chop the ingredients and mix together, sometimes I add a little olive oil, salt and pepper to add more flavor. Once my taste buds are satisfied I either set aside the bruschetta in the fridge until we’re ready to eat it or just pile it straight onto the bread. I do prefer to make it earlier in the day to let the flavors really mix together, and then toast the bread just before serving.
When Steffen gets home from a long day at work and I have a plate of bruschetta ready and waiting for him I see him instantly perk up. When they say the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, they were on to something. Sometimes you don’t need a big fancy meal to feel proud of your cooking, just a few fresh and flavorful ingredients will trick people into thinking you’ve really figured out adulting. Stay tuned to learn how to be a grown up with me.