It is freezing in my apartment right now and turning on the heat too high makes my already dry skin crack. Even washing the dishes makes my hands look twenty years older. So, I leave it to my husband to take care of that. While I stand by and supervise and then apply my Crabtree & Evelyn hand cream.
Today we want to have something warm and something toasty. After a few days of having nothing but turkey leftovers it’s time for a change. I’m thinking, something nice and warm and also refreshing. That is when I turn to soup. Just about any kind of soup will do right now. I am not fussy about that, I just want it fast. I would like to sit on my couch watching cheesy Christmas movies on lifetime with a big bowl of soup and some toasty bruschetta. I won’t even fuss about the crumbs being all over the couch. Really, I won’t.
We had some stale Italian bread from thanksgiving and I can’t think of a better way to use it than make some toasty bruschetta. There is no recipe to make this really, all it is to it is just split it lengthwise, then, lightly brush the bread with some garlic infused olive oil or you can use some garlic butter. Then simply use your favorite toppings. I would suggest using fresh ingredients. I just went with what I already had in the fridge which was, white button mushrooms, Roma tomatoes, spinach and some natural cheddar cheese. Season that with some salt and pepper, little drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and then pop that in a preheated oven on 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Serve this with your choice of soup and you’re all set to brave the cold.