The SRC is fun, and I hope to be a part of it for a long time to come. Basically it's a bunch of bloggers who are placed into groups, and assigned another blog to find, make and post a recipe from. And it's great. But you can't tell anyone who's blog you were assigned until the reveal date, and then everyone in your group 'reveals' the recipe they made from the blog they were assigned to. And this month's blog that I was assigned is, drum roll please, Jane's Adventures in Dinner.
So I went there, and one of the first things I saw was she's a fellow Canadian. Yes, I know I keep saying I'm a Dane, but I grew up in Canada, land of the Butter Tart, Tortiere, French Fries with Gravy, gotta stop now, I'm not only making myself hungry but homesick as well. sigh.
And it turns out that not only is she a fellow Canadian, and I seem to recall reading one of her posts where she mentioned Florida, as in living there, which is where I currently live. She was probably just visiting, but still... So, one more commonality. Giggle. Sorry, I do get carried away.
Now that I've maundered on, it's time to tell you what I made. And believe me when I tell you it was hard to choose. Not only did I want to make something fantastic, which I knew I would from her recipes, I also wanted to make something I could take to one of our many potlucks. As it turns out, I found several recipes, some of which are bookmarked. I hate making decisions sometimes, sigh.
But then I saw this recipe and went, alright. Especially since we were going to a friends house on Saturday for his birthday and I made this to take along. One of the reasons that this dish caught my eye was because it was vegetarian friendly. And easy, and fun and just a little different. I know I can't post this before the reveal day, but I can make it and share it. Which I did.
So simple to make, and really, really tasty. Basically three ingredients and you're good to go. I used Stewed Tomatoes with Celery and Onion, the No Salt Added kind. I had a loaf of stale french bread, and some nice sharp Cheddar in the fridge.
Pour about a tablespoon of EVOO in the bottom of a baking dish, or maybe a little more, whoops.
Add two cans of Stewed Tomatoes with Celery and Onion, don't drain them.
Next add your cubed bread. I used some French Bread, but I think this would be even better with some crusty artisan bread (which I don't have access to here, unless I want to drive about 30 miles to the good grocery store). Toss it together, and then don't do like I did, and forget the nice chopped herbs, in my case some parsley and chives, on the counter.