Feeding a crowd is a feat—but it doesn’t have to be complicated. I have to remind myself of this regularly when opening our home to appetizer gatherings or brunch!
Toast has been dubbed as “#basic” by our social media feeds and sarcastic cooking conversations; but since the beginning, I have been a die-hard. For me, it’s all about the quality of the ingredients that contribute to the combination: a rustic loaf with that gorgeous dark crust and pillow-y interior that toasts tremendously; a bright, smooth layer of spread; a sharp garnish.
We can all agree that, 99% of the time, food and friends around a table invoke cherished conversations and opportunities to connect, whether at first bite or over a full bottle! Yet when the meal's centerpiece dish is one of every generation X or millennial's childhood dreams, a wave of nostalgia carries the tide of dining dialogue.
When completing my weekly Whole Foods run on Sunday morning, I didn't intend to purchase any goods other than vegetables and proteins (and cheese, of course); after Thanksgiving feasting, Alex and I had vowed to detox. However, I will confess: I managed to turn one such vegetable into a baked breakfast-snack-dessert combination to which I've never been more addicted.