A little girlfriend therapy can go a long ways in getting your mind, energy and spirit back on track.
That’s how I felt after spending last weekend with my friend, Amy. Late nights with wine, good conversation, laughter and great food. Really, really great food. And, really great conversation. And probably too much wine, but that’s ok, right?
Amy and I spent the weekend at her house simply lounging, chatting, cooking, and vegging. It was everything I needed to re-charge. Her southern hospitality made it really hard for me to not go grab my family and move to South Carolina right away. It was a perfectly perfect weekend in every way.
And of course, since Amy and I are both part of the Bush’s Beans Team, it was only natural that we’d get busy cooking together in the kitchen, whipping up some Bush’s Beans recipes.
Amy’s dog Jake, giving Duke a bit of run for his money, joined us in the kitchen as well!
Amy began with Bush’s Beans Cucumber and Chickpea Salad while I chose to make their White Bean Bruschetta. Both recipes were amazing… like “skip the crackers and bread and just give me a spoon and I’ll eat the whole bowl” kind of amazing. The fresh herbs and vegetables from Amy’s garden were the perfect touch for both dishes.
If you are looking for a couple of great recipes for the upcoming 4th of July holiday, both the White Bean Bruschetta and the Cucumber and Chickpea Salad would make great statements for your summer table.
And, if you are looking for a quick re-charge for your soul this summer, I suggest getting in your kitchen and cooking with friends. It’s sure to do the trick!
- 2 (15.5 ounce) cans BUSH’S® Cannellini Beans, drained *
- 1 large tomato, cored and diced
- 2 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
- 1 lemon, juiced
- ⅓ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1 Box of Flatbread Crackers
- Place half the beans in a medium bowl; mash gently with a potato masher or the back of a fork. Stir in remaining whole beans, tomatoes, basil, lemon juice and cheese.
- Spoon bean mixture evenly onto flatbread crackers. Serve immediately.
As a lifelong fan of Bush’s Beans, I am proud to be a brand ambassador for them. All opinions expressed are my own.