Whew! It’s finally nap time! Friends will be stopping by this weekend for a nibble and a nip, just like always… No time to make anything complicated, but store-bought just ain’t my style!
Quick, to the kitchen!
Grab that day (or more) old baguette out of the bread box, and slice it thin.
Pre-heat the oven to 400F.
Don’t sweat it if you don’t…it just makes clean-up easier. I’m all about easy these days…
Brush the slices with olive oil. Both sides.
Run them in the oven til they’re crisp and starting to brown. The time will vary based on how stale the bread was to begin with…these took about 15 minutes.
Cool on wire racks for a couple of hours.
Right before the guests arrive, pile them in a basket lined with a pretty dishtowel. Set out some soft cheeses, homemade preserves – Tomato-Basil Jam, anyone? – and cured meats…
Put on your Party Apron.
Chase down two-year-old and wipe the sticky off her face – again.
Enjoy an evening with friends…