Monday, November 25, 2013

Whipped Feta Crostini and The Other Woman

Christmas is here and I cannot believe it.  I got the clue that it is Christmas when my radio station switched their programming this past Friday at 5:00 pm to 24-7 holiday music - that is the true sign. The magic day is only one month away.

My girls actually tried to talk me into taking down the Thanksgiving decorations and put up all the Christmas holiday decor (minus the tree).  You have got to be kidding me, there isn't even dust on the Fall decor yet...of course we are not taking it down!!

My new holiday workout!
It is inevitable though that I succumb to the holidays, I am singing away to Mariah Carey, Kenny Loggins and Amy Grant holiday tunes in the car, I have started my trek of gift purchasing.  I have post-it lists tucked inside my purse with little reminders of who may have mentioned something that caught their eyes the past 6 months that I think would be a special gift.  I strategically placed the incognito cardboard hiding box in the garage where these little treasures will be stored.  Now, if I can just keep the snoopers out of it for the next 30 days.

 At the end of our weekend, we headed to our local Snifters Wine and Spirits.  The owners Vince and Marie (and their 2 dogs Sammy and Andy) host a wine tasting every Saturday night.  They are a darling team that have wonderful tastings every week along with Robin's Chocolates.  They seem to find the most perfect pairings with each tasting.

A peak of Robin's delectable creations.
We already had a bottle of one of our standbys at home, Immortal Zin.  So for our tasting pairing with appetizer, we found The Other Woman red blend.  When we checked out, our cashier said  to my husband without missing a beat "Would you like your other woman in a bag?".  I absolutely cracked up!!!

The Other Woman
For our evening appetizer, I found this amazing, flavorful crostini on Pinterest  that is perfect for any time of the year. Truly easy to make and the combination is absolutely delicious.

Whipped Feta Crostini 
Adapted from

Whipped Feta Spread:
6 ounces Feta cheese
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lemon, juiced

Tomato Topping:
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 pounds cherry tomatoes
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
Salt and Pepper

1 or 2 baguettes, sliced (each baguette will give you about 20 to 25 slices
if you cut the pieces about 1/2" thick).

Olive oil to brush baguette slices

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Chop the cherry tomatoes into quarters.  Combine with the onion, basil, red wine vinegar, and olive oil.  Season as desired with salt and pepper.

Combine the feta, cream cheese, olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper in a food processor.  Mix until creamy.

Brush both sides of baguette with olive oil and bake them on a cookie sheet just until they start to brown.

Spread the whipped feta mixture generously on top of the baguette slices. Top with the tomato mixture and serve.


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