My husband is not really into cooking. Of-course he totally was when he was wooing me (yes, I used the word woo...man am I getting old) but then he found out I was way better at it than him.
But every so often in the summer he will make his famous Bruschetta (and I know that the proper way to pronounce it is Brus-ket-ta but I can't pull it off and beside that I'm not Italian...and besides that it totally annoys me when people, especially when they're clearly not Italian pronounce it as such and since we're on the subject of pronunciation, tomato is pronounced toe-may-to not toe-mah-to - unless you're British and then you can say whatever you want and it sounds lovely). Furthermore, that song "You say tomato, I say tomahto, you say potato, I say potahto" is ridiculous. If ever one were to say potahto to me I might smack you.
And now that I've gotten that off my chest I can move on.
Since it's our 5 year wedding anniversary next Friday, meaning that that post will trump my regular Foodie Friday post (sorry folks, I know how much you look forward to my AH-MAY-ZINGly original recipes but you'll just have to wait with baited breath until the week after) I thought I'd pay homage to my husband's rare culinary skills, provided he puts his mind to it. He actually is a very cook when he tries.
Before you start (as I know you're sitting there with cutting boards and ingredients all raring to go) I will give you one bit of advice. DO NOT use low fat feta cheese. Eating any kind of low fat cheese is like eating low fat ice cream. It never satisfies and you're always left wanting more of the crap, in the end consuming more calories and fat grams than you would have had you just indulged in the good stuff. You see how that works? It's a vicious cycle.
Plus the texture of low fat cheese is as rubbery as an old sneaker.
Not that I've ever eaten a shoe or anything.
JOHN'S FAMOUS BRUSCHETTA
5-6 tomatoes chopped
2 medium onions chopped and sauteed
3-4 garlic cloves minced and sauteed
LOTS of fresh basil chopped
LOTS of feta cheese
Salt and Pepper
1 french baguette sliced, buttered or brushed w/ olive oil and baked in the oven at 375 for 4-5 mins or just until golden.
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl stick a tablespoon in there and serve alongside warm baguette slices.
This will serve LOTS of people and is perfect to serve at a backyard bbq party.