August 24, 2012

It's Bunco Night!

It's Bunco night tonight, woot woot!  I love that we do this once a month.  Its a girls night out, great friends, yummy food, and lots of laughs!  Of course we are always trying new recipes we have all found on Pinterest.  Last Bunco I made the Caprese Skewers and Red, White, and Blueberry Trifle.  Both were so delicious!

This month I am going to try two new recipes.  I love trying new things!  Sometimes they are really good and I have had a few that were ehhhh.

Caprese Salad with Grape Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil
4 - 5 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves
1 lb fresh imported Italian mozzarella, cut into 1/4 - 1/2" cubes
1/4 cup extra virgin, first preseed Italian olive oil
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar (or red wine vinegar for a more mild flavor)
10 - 15 large fresh basil leaves (to taste)
Italian sea salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Fresh Italian bread

Toss together the tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.
Tear the basil into large pieces and toss into the salad.
Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Serve immediately (can be refrigerated to serve a little bit later too).
Serve with fresh, crusty Italian bread.

Mini Apple Pies
Don't they look so yummy?!  I can't wait to try them!!!  I just hope they turn out as good as the picture!  Stay tuned!

Happy Friday!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!