My parents AND siblings came down to see our apartment this weekend. Over the span of Friday and Saturday I had a crazy night with my parents, an awesome last bootcamp workout with new/old friends, and amazing Mexican food/Hot Dogs/dessert eat session with my siblings and Mike.
It so odd to be interacting with them as adults now. With my parents, its like I’ve returned with valid opinions and the ability to handle responsibility. WHAT?! Weird. With my siblings there were always arguments. Put together 4 boisterous, confident, outgoing, smart kids and there’s no way to avoid head butting. However! As we enter adulthood together, we’ve learned each other’s quirks and are actually starting to get along! Siblings as friends, who knew??
Anyway, my parents came over for appetizers before we went out for dinner. I have learned from many mistakes with this, not to shoot too high when it comes to apps. I settled on 1 reach plate (falafel which was a total disaster), rice crackers with this amazing local sauce called Bitchin’ sauce (too easy to mess up), and this Ricotta Bruschetta (great success!). I got the original recipe from Martha Stewart.
Disclaimer: It’s not entirely to my “no cow dairy” rule since each piece has ricotta but it didn’t actually irritate my stomach at all. VICTORY!
This recipe is unbelievably simple. It’s tasty and light and delicious. It’s probably best at breakfast time or when balanced with a different, more savory dinner app. Enjoy!
Sweet Ricotta Bruschetta (serves: 4-6, cook time: 10 min)
- 8-10 slices gluten-free bread (thickly sliced)
- 16oz whole milk ricotta (whole milk is lower in sugar!)
- about 1/2 cup honey (local/raw if you can)
- zest of 1 lemon
- few stalks of basil
- Cut bread slices diagonally and toast. I used oven at 150°F for 5 minutes.
- While it’s toasting, mix ricotta and lemon zest.
- Spread ricotta mixture on toast slices.
- Drizzle slices with honey and top with a leaf of basil.
- Serve and enjoy the “yummms” that echo around the room.
What’s your favorite summer time appetizer?