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That’s Nacho Crostini

More party food for y’all. These are fun because Corstini’s sounds fancy and Nachos are the greatest of all American Tex-Mex bar food.

I brought these to another book club, or more accurately, a Girl-Talk/Wine-Time club. We talked about our babies, working mom vs stay at home mom, birth stories, laughed about those things we (all) think but are kinda embarrassed to say out loud.  This is a healing ritual for all you people who just became parents. An incredible club to belong to, as long as you find others who will let you speak freely, without judgement. Tell you their deep dark secrets and find that you share the same ones. Book? Oh yeah, we didn’t like it. Horrendously violent and self indulgently written. Next time, we are reading What Alice Forgot and I hope that there is some type of food item in that book that I can spend time obsessing over and attempt to recreate, like my Caramel Cake from The Help. Here’s hoping.


Nacho Crostinis

1 baugette, sliced into 1 inch thick slices

3 tbs butter

1 large tomato, chopped

1/2 red onion, chopped

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

1/2 cup grated cheese (mozzarella, cheddar or whateva your fav Nacho cheese is)

1/2 cup sour cream

1 large avocado, sliced

1 tbs sliced black olives

Preheat the broiler in your oven.

Heat 1 tbs butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the slices of bread and allow to cook until toasted, about 2 minutes, turn over and cook on the other side. Don’t crowd the pan with too many slices of bread, cook in batches if necessary, adding more butter when the pan gets dry.

Places the toasted slices on a baking sheet.

Add the tomato, onion and cilantro and add to a small bowl, toss to combine (you can also sub in Pico De Gallo for this, but make sure to drain well or it’ll make the bread soggy).

Top each of the toasted bread slices with the tomato mixture, sprinkle with a generous amount of cheese. Place the baking sheet under the broiled and toast for 2-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Top each Crostini with a slice of avocado, then a dollop of sour cream, then a slice of olive.

Serve immediately, enjoy.

Thank you to all the ladies of my Mom’s group. You have all meant so much to me in the past 18 months. I found you when postpartum, colic, lack of sleep, total life-change, overwhelming baby-love…had me completely consumed and I felt alone in the big City of Los Angeles, without any Mommy friends. You understood me, shared advice, laughs, tears, food and never judged me. I am a better mom and better human because of you.

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RavieNomNoms November 11, 2011 um 12:09 pm

OH my lord! I LOVE this. Thank you for sharing!


Andrea November 11, 2011 um 2:08 pm

Ditto! These were so yummy, we reheated them and gobbled them up the next day. I love that our book club is 20% book and 80% "let’s just enjoy time away from babies and time together with friends time"!


Tina@flourtrader November 11, 2011 um 3:28 pm

This look so more upscale than the standard nachos. The big slice of avocado and chunks of tomatoes is really tempting. I will need to try this. Your picture is awesome! Have a great weekend!


Mama’s Gotta Bake November 11, 2011 um 5:35 pm

That dish is right up my alley. Love it, and love the photo too!


mjskit November 11, 2011 um 8:00 pm

These look extremely easy and oh so delicious! Great crostini!


Lindsay November 11, 2011 um 9:59 pm

OK! That’s it — I’ve told these babies that they are not gonna make me miss another book club and your tasty snacks. These look so good! I love book club and moms club too. It is the sane in our insane world!


RecipeObsessed November 12, 2011 um 3:35 am

Oh my gosh, that looks wonderful. Totally making these. Even my 4 year old would gobble them up! They would look great at a party, too. Good job (as usual!).


Lindsey@Lindselicious November 13, 2011 um 8:38 pm

OMG this looks great and this is genius. I could eat a million of these.


Kim Bee November 16, 2011 um 10:28 pm

These look so delicious. My hubs would love these as would my son. My daughter only eats 5 things so she might be on the fence about these. Lol. Aren’t Mommy friends awesome. It’s so important to have people to vent to when you have kids. It makes all the difference in the world to have good gf’s you can turn to. My kids are older but I still feel the need to have lunch with a gf and share kid stuff. Doing it tomorrow at lunch in fact. I call them our B sessions. Keeps us sane.


Rhonda November 18, 2011 um 6:56 am

I’m totally digging this. Unlike nachos, you get a full taste of everything on one bite…superb!


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