What would you do to be able to hit pause in your life? Stop time, even for just a few minutes. The last 7 months have gone by so fast, that sometimes I which I had a personal remote. Rewind to re-live those precious new moments, fast forward past the uncomfortable teething times, and press pause to enjoys those adorable cuddles just a little longer.
I try to take in every moment as much as I possibly can, which explains why in the last 7 months, I’ve accumulated approximately 7000 photos, if not more. Many times there are about 12 photos of the same moment, just with a briefly different facial expression, and I’m not going to delete any of them!
Happy 7 Months Calla, you bring so much joy to our life! I hope you enjoyed your zucchini as much as we enjoyed our bruschetta
While I was pregnant, Scotty & I made Wednesday night, our night. A night to cook together and spend time together. The only rule was that everything we made had to be fresh. Fresh pasta sauce, homemade noodles, fresh ravioli, samosas, ice cream, curry sauce, and chutney, to name a few. We had some incredible meals, and some disasters. We’ve had a nice 7 month break, but it’s time to start it up again. First up, is something simple, basic and fresh to get us back in the groove. A classic Caesar salad with some avocado tomato bruschetta on the side. Yum Yum.
This was our first time making caesar salad from scratch and unfortunately turned into a bit of a failure. Couldn’t quite put our finger on it, but it tasted too mustardy and we will skip the anchovies next time. The bruschetta, delicious!!
Avocado Tomato Bruschetta (adapted from Two Peas and their Pod)
1 Harvest Grain Baguette, sliced in 1/2 inch pieces
3 Ripe Avocados, peeled, pitted and chopped
1/2 red onion, finely diced
1 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, minced
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1 lime, juiced
salt & pepper to taste
1 large tomato, chopped
In a large bowl, add chopped avocado, diced red onion, minced garlic, minced jalapeno, cilantro, and tomatoes.
Squeeze in juice of 1 lime and gently mix. Be careful to not mash the avocado while mixing, as you want it left in chunks. Season with salt and pepper if needed.
Toast baguette pieces in 400F oven for 5-7 minutes, or until lightly toasted. You could brush with olive oil beforehand if you like. Remove from oven.
Top each slice with about 1 tbsp of bruschetta mixture.