Friday, November 30, 2007

We all have friends who always seem to have the yummiest of recipes. Today's food for thought recipe is from just such a wonderful friend. I haven't tried it yet but if it's anything like the others she sends along it is sure to be a hit!

Tomato-Feta Dip
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 T. olive oil
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (14.5-oz.) can dice tomatoes w/ basil, garlic and oregano, drained
6 ounces crumbled feta cheese
¼ cup parmesan cheese
4 T. chopped fresh basil (optional)
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine first five ingredients in a bowl. Sprinkle feta cheese evenly in a small, shallow baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with tomato mixture. Sprinkle parmesan and basil over top of tomato mixture. Bake for 25 minutes. Serve with garlic toast rounds, toasted bread slices, or a hearty wheat cracker.
I'm planning to make this for my mother-in-law's 60th birthday party next weekend. If you try it before then let me know what you think! And speaking of birthdays, here's a thought from George Santayana:
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

Good food always helps me enjoy the journey! --Emily

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