The Hubbs and I took a short trip to VA this past weekend
to meet our new grand-niece, Robin Victoria.
What a beautiful blessing she is to our family.
Whenever we are there, I try to cook a special homemade
meal for everyone to enjoy.
In truth - it's really just an excuse for me to go to the
Disneyland of Grocery Stores...
I need to apologize for these pics, as they were all taken with my iPhone.
I know, I know - a dedicated Blogger ALWAYS has her camera.
You may or may not have heard about this place.
I had never heard of if until last year when we visited.
I experienced true Grocery-Store Love!
During my first visit last year, they sent me for milk -
almost two hours later they texted me to see if I was ok.
First of all, they have a section of gourmet prepared foods,
freshly cooked on-site - which is the size of most average
They have every imaginable kinds of foods known.
Even a Vegan bar.
This is their "Grab 'n Go" Dessert Bar.
Don't they mean "Grab 'n Eat Right In The Store?"
Yea, no words needed here.
I love fresh but this is "off the hook" fresh...
Bubba Gump would be in Shrimp Heaven at this counter.
Aside from aisle after aisle of foods and grocery items, they
also have a small Home section.
Love this cute outdoor display.
I mean, how can you NOT like a grocery store that
...and then displays them in pretty tablescapes.
KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms would say this
is "Freshy." :)
Here is one of my fave areas...
It's filled with Mediterranean Goodies Galore!
More varieties of olives than I knew even existed.
This is the area of the bar I shopped...
I bought pesto, roasted mini garlic, and sun dried tomatoes.
I fixed roasted leg of lamb, pan-fried fingerling potatoes,
fresh asparagus with a lemon-rosemary glaze,
Caesar salad and this...
Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Crazy Bread
I will go ahead and apologize, because I got so involved
in the cooking process I forgot to take pics all along.
(I promise I will do better next time) :)
Basically, Crazy Bread is a savory version of
a sweet Monkey Bread.
I started by cutting up two cans of
Flakey-Style Grands Biscuits, in about 1" chunks.
I divided the biscuit chunks into three parts.
Then, I layered the pesto, chopped sun dried tomatoes and
chopped roasted garlic from the Med Bar.
Then, I sprinkled the "toppings" with a generous
amount of grated Parmesan, and repeated the layers.
Once it baked for about 30 mins and cooled slightly,
it easily slid out of the silicone baking pan.
This was my first go-round with a silicone baking pan, and
let me just say - I am SOLD!
I will be getting some of these pans.
At this point, you will have to use your imagination, but each
slice revealed layers of flakey biscuit, succulent sun dried
tomatoes, nutty pesto and sweet roasted garlic.
It was....love. Bread Love.
I promise to make another batch and take more pics.
Because once you go Crazy Bread, you can't go back.