While cooking my way through Stirring the Pot, there have been a couple recipes that I have underestimated. This was one of them. I kept thinking that it would be alright, but nothing earth-shattering. Wrong! These little open-faced sandwiches are delicious. The Brie cheese totally puts this over the top!
Posting for Tyler Florence Fridays is due by noon on Fridays and as of this morning I had not made these yet. So, after I took my daughter to school, I returned home and got started. I can't say I was really craving Grilled Brie and Tomato on Crusty Bread for breakfast, but welcome to the world of a food blogger, right? I took these out of the oven and snapped the pictures. They sat around for a little bit while I was on the phone. I tasted one and then I went back for the other one! I enjoyed the first two so much that I made two more :D Yes, you counted right. I happily scarfed down four of these baguette-style toasts this morning. That darn Brie cheese is addictive and so darn creamy - yum!!
I'm not going to post the recipe because it is pretty easy to see how this goes together. You can either grill or toast some bread. I chose a baguette I had in the freezer. After the bread is grilled on both sides, you top with pesto, tomato slices, and brie. Tyler throws his toasts back on the grill to melt the cheese, but I put mine under the broiler for a minute until the cheese got melty. Absolutely delicious, garlicky, cheesy, and zesty. A perfect way to start the day, enjoy in the middle of the day, or as a midnight snack!!
On another note, I am happy to say that I'm attending the IncrEDIBLE Food Show tomorrow in Lexington, KY. The celebrity guest is Bobby Flay and I couldn't be more excited!! While I enjoy Tyler's recipes, I enjoy looking at Bobby more :D I was a senior in high school when the Food Network first aired in 1992/1993. I have had a crush on Bobby since back then! I can't wait to see him in person doing a live cooking demo! I bought a special ticket for his cooking demo and have front row seats! Afterward, he will be autographing copies of his Mesa Grill cookbook. I am really hoping to meet him and get some pictures. I'm praying camera are allowed in to the arena.
The rest of the Food Show should be fun too. There will be an emphasis on Kentucky growers and farmers and all sorts of local food purveyors will be there. The local culinary school will be doing live cooking demonstrations. There is even a local cheesemaker doing a demonstration on cheesemaking! Can you tell I'm excited? I'll be posting about the show this weekend, so stay tuned! I wish I could take all my foodie friends with me!!
Don't forget to head on over to Tyler Florence Fridays to see what all the other folks made this week!!