So, I'm breaking out the new toy for this one. I all of a sudden felt kind of rundown yesterday, but I had planned to do the cooking demo, so I soldiered on anyway.
So, what happened, was, as part of the foodbuzz tastemakers program, I received some Newman's Own tomato & basil sauce and a Flip Video camera as well to record some recipes!
Not only is it pretty tasty sauce, but the company gives the profits to charity. So, while stuff our faces with their products, we can feel good about ourselves!
This first one is so easy it's ridiculous, but it's really yummy.
Newman's Own Tomato & Basil Sauce with Goat Cheese and Roasted Garlic Croutons
serves 1 - 6 as an appetizer
2 bulbs garlic, peeled
1 oz extra virgin olive oil
cracked black pepper
1 jar Newman's Own Tomato Sauce
1/2 log goat cheese
4 leaves basil
1 baguette sliced
Toss the garlic with salt, pepper & extra virgin olive oil. Put in foil and seal. Bake in oven at 350 for about 30 minutes, or until the garlic is soft.
Heat about half the jar of tomato sauce in a pan on the stove. Wait until it starts to simmer. Put sauce in an ovenproof bowl. Sprinkle with small pieces of goat cheese. Bake in oven at 350 for about 20 minutes, until cheese is melty and sauce is bubbly.
Smear some roasted garlic on croutons, and serve on the side with the tomato and goat cheese sauce. If you know they're going to want more, then put the second bowl in the oven before you serve the first!
(And BTW, it's perfectly acceptable to eat the whole bowl by yourself!)
So, here's the video. I had to have a little fun with it, otherwise, I wouldn't be The Food Ho!