Here’s a great little recipe for a quick and easy meal that we just loved. It’s from Better Homes and Gardens & this pic is from the magazine (hence the bad quality of the scan). It’s basically a hearty Tuscan style bread slathered in goat cheese (YUM!) and covered in sauteed vegetables. This was whipped up in no time and my hubby, Peter, loved it too. So this one gets an honored place in the recipe book:
Skillet Vegetables on Cheese Toast
8 slices crusty wheat bread
1/2 an 8-oz. pkg. peeled baby carrots (I used the bagged variety & sliced lengthwise)
1 – 8 oz. pkg. mushrooms, halved (I used baby portobellas already sliced)
2-3 cloves garlic chopped or minced
1 small red onion (I used a sweet onion) cut in thin wedges
2 TBS olive oil
4 oz. soft goat cheese
Preheat broiler. Place bread on baking sheet, set aside. In large skillet cook carrots, mushrooms, garlic & onion in hot olive oil over med.-high heat 2 to 3 minutes, until vegetables just begin to brown. Add 2 TBL water, cover and cook over med.-high heat 5 minutes, or until veggies are crisp-tender, stirring once. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. (I didn’t add the water, just let the veggies simmer, I like them sorta carmelized).
Meanwhile, for cheese toast, lightly toast bread under broiler, both sides 1 to 2 minutes. Spread goat cheese on one side of each slice. Broil 3 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes, until cheese is softened.
On plates, top cheese toast with vegetables. Drizzle with additional olive oil, sprinkle with fresh basil. I didn’t do this last step, but the fresh basil would be great. I did use dried basil while sauteeing.Serves 4.
Dig in! It’s a really yummy dish, but you may want to save this one for yourself and hubby to enjoy on a special evening or fix the kids some mac and cheese!
I have some other really exciting news. This was an absolute shock, but I won a giveaway! And not just any giveaway. It’s a custom rug from Darlene at Our Creative Life. Click here to see the rugs she had up for grabs in her 100th giveaway post. I get to choose what I want and I picked a black 4′ round rug with a zebra initial in the middle, a big M. Won’t that be pretty? I’ll have to wait a little while for it, but when it gets here, you’ll be the first to see it. I think it’s going in my foyer to greet guests right inside the front door. Thanks again, Darlene! I’m flat tickled pink.
Hey Rhoda, anything with goat cheese makes me happy 🙂 I noticed you are going to Bliss? We finally get to meet! 🙂 xo
Yum…that looks so yummy. I think that and a glass of red wine would be perfect anytime…lunch or dinner. Thanks for the recipe.
Congrats on winning the giveaway.
Lazy Mom Amanda says
Thanks for stopping by our site! Your site is great…love it!
Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe says
You had me at cheese toast!
Ms. Tee says
Heavens, this looks sooo yummy! 🙂
Hi Ms. Rhoda…Quick, easy & satisfying…just my kind of recipe! Thanks! 😉 Bo
Coffee with Cathy says
Love this, Rhoda! You’d probably like one of my favorite little cookbooks — “On Toast” by Susannah Blake. It’s full of yummy and cozy comfort toast food like this.
Laura @ the shorehouse. says
As a vegetarian I have this to say…YUM!!!!
Betty Jo says
Yum! This recipe sounds wonderful. Congrats on your win too. Your rug will be beautiful. xoxo
What a great recipe for dinner! We make a similar version as bruschetta topped with sauted fennel, red onion, and tomato but we cut the goat cheese with cream cheese for the kids!
YUMM-O Rhoda – thanks for the recipe!
Robin Stutzman says
I am a new reader and want you to know how much I LOVE your site! I am a southern girl living in Northern Indiana, so this website takes me home everytime I read it!!
I wanted to let you know that I am having trouble going to your links… each time you click on one, they go to the link and then “jump back” to your homepage. This has happened for the last couple of days, so I am thinking there must be some glitch in your new site!
Thanks for all your great decorating ideas and recipes, too!