Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Caprese Platter

I know that you don't need a recipe for a Caprese Platter, but I'm putting this one out there for hot mommy, Carolyn. She reminded me how crazy I was for not making a Caprese Platter with my surplus of home-grown tomatoes. Frankly, I just thought the pictures were so pretty that I wanted to share them with you. Also, my own proud mama bear instincts are kicking in. Some people put cute pictures of their babies on their blogs and I put pictures of MY babies (aka the vegetables that I've grown) for all to see. Apparently food snobs everywhere have decided that tomato, mozzarella, and basil is super boring, but I disagree because summer tomatoes are at their prime and simple is a good way to serve them. I hope you are inspired to serve this simple appetizer and gobble it down, like I did. Also, I am taking my last final exam towards my econ masters program tonight so I can't be cooking when I am suppose to be studying. Wish me luck!!Caprese Platter
Olive Oil
Salt & pepper

1. Slice tomatoes into beautiful, juicy red discs.
2. Slice mozzarella into bite-sized discs.
3. Top the tomatoes with mozzarella and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4. Top each disc with a big leaf of fresh basil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and drizzle over some olive oil (I would do some balsamic vinegar too, but Bob didn't have any at his house. Oye vey!).

OK so maybe Carolyn's baby is cuter than my babies. Oh well.
Back to the books for me...

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