Kelly Tomlinson is the writer and photographer behind Texas Type A Mom. She lives in Austin with her husband of 13 years, two precocious daughters, and English Bulldog, Dude. When she’s not working (and even when she is), Kelly’s wearing her Karina Audrey while baking sweet treats, on beach vacations, and watching football. You can find her on Twitter, and Pinterest.
Even with kids heading back to school and routines settling into a more established routine, I’m finding that my social calendar continues to fill up. It may be that temperatures are finally receding into levels more conducive to outdoor entertaining or maybe just the relief for getting back into a more consistent schedule again.
Whatever the reason, last minute entertaining is becoming a regular thing around here. Several years ago, I would find myself completely overwhelmed at the prospect of having to come up with not only a dish to share with others that was savory yet simple, but also the right outfit. But no longer!
I now know that having a really flattering, versatile v neck dress like the Karina Audrey in Black and White Paisley and a killer appetizer is all it takes to effectively be ready for social events without any of the stress. With my summer garden still producing, I have an abundance of tomatoes and basil so whipping up a fresh and Simple Bruschetta is my go to dish!
6 vine ripe tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
1 baguette, sliced at an angle
Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Broil bread until lightly toasted, about 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, mix together tomatoes, basil, garlic, vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper until mixed.
3. Assemble slices of bruschetta by layering toasted bread, tomato mix, and fresh mozzarella.
What’s your go to appetizer for simple, last minute entertaining? Looking for your next v neck dress for entertaining? Check out our online store for Kelly’s favorite dress, the Audrey!