Housewarming parties might be my favorite kind of “adult” gathering. In adult life, there are few opportunities for gift giving, but housewarmings are the perfect opportunity to solicit gifts from your friends. Whether it’s a bottle of wine or a new serving dish or even just the company, nothing says home sweet home like a housewarming.

We finally hosted our housewarming this weekend, only three months after we moved in, oops! Better late than never? I opted to dish up some tasty bruschetta as a quick bite for our party goers. Since our party was several hours long, I did not toast the baguette
for fear of it becoming rock hard before being eaten. But on a normal day, buttery toasted baguette is the way I go!


2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 cloves Garlic, Minced
5 Roma Tomatoes, Chopped
1/2 Yellow Onion, Chopped
1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
16 whole Basil Leaves, sliced in ribbons
Salt And Pepper To Taste (don’t Oversalt!)
1 French Baguette
8 Tablespoons Butter


Over medium heat, sauté garlic in olive oil until golden brown. Set aside and allow to cool. Add tomatoes, onion, balsamic vinegar, basil, salt and pepper. Combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Slice the french baguette diagonally. Melt half the butter in a large skillet and grill half the bread on both sides, until golden brown. Repeat with the second half of bread.

Spoon tomato mixture over the slices of bread.


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