Blue Cheese and Honey Bruschetta
1 baguette, sliced and toasted
8 oz. gorgonzola blue cheese
Toast the baguette slices at 400 degrees until golden.
Spread gorgonzola on each slice.
Drizzle honey over the cheese.
When I was 8 months pregnant with Mary Fowler, my dad's huDge family in Richmond had a Christmas party and everyone brought something to share. Because my family was staying at a hotel, my mom brought a ginormous platter of sweets from Wildflour in Roanoke (one of my girlfriends and my favorite lunch spots :)
I was big and pregnant and wasn't mingling much because I really just wanted to sit down. The mistake I made was plopping down right beside the dessert platter. I ate one or two
Afterwards, my aunt Jean and uncle Jack had us to their house where they brought out a huDge wheel of cheese that friends from Italy sent them for Christmas. I remember sitting down at the coffee table and slicing one piece after another and drizzling it with honey. It tasted so good!
|Me, standing in front of The Jefferson Christmas tree|
hours before the "sweets incident"
Just keeping it real... on the way back to the hotel that night, I begged Adam to get me a "Hot Now" Krispy Kreme doughnut (you know, because I hadn't had enough sugar). And hindsight, I think that was just too much for me to handle. I started having horribly, painful contractions. And we were out of town. So we called my OB and he said it sounded like I was in pre-term labor and that we should head to the nearest hospital.
Luckily one dose of the anti-contraction drug did the trick and Mary Fowler stayed put until her due date in February.
But now that we have that dramatic event
Interestingly, as I was thinking back to that Christmas, I realized it was the last Christmas we had with my aunt Jean. She died of a brain tumor when Mary Fowler was 3 months old. She was one of the most special ladies I've known. I think about her every day and I live very close to her daughters, my cousins. She was so beautiful, graceful, generous, kind, loving, gentle... and she loved every child as if it was her own. A true mother.