Pea and Goat Cheese Crostini

This year, we celebrated Mother's Day a little bit differently. Instead of going out to a big lunch on Sunday... my Mom, Sister, Brother, Dad and I bopped around Plymouth for cocktails and appetizers.  My mom and sister were so relaxed, the restaurants weren't over-crowded and there was no pressure of a sit down lunch/dinner. We decided that we should celebrate this way, every year.

The next morning, my dad made pancakes and we watched 3 episodes of Wicked Tuna.  Talk about relaxing. The boys left to go do house/yard work. My mom and I stayed behind, worked out, and decided to cook.

First things first, mimosas. (Tulips from Dad, Sunflowers from me)

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For Easter, my mom made pea puree crostini with goat cheese and prosciutto. They went over BIG. So, I decided to make them to bring to my sister's house later in the afternoon.

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Need: Thawed peas, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, & parmesan cheese (that's it).

Recipe calls for a tbs of parmesan, pinch of salt & pinch of pepper for every half cup of peas then add olive oil until you get the consistency you like. I eyeballed all of it, but, those measurements make sense.

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After you get the consistency you like with the puree... Slice up a baguette, place slices on a baking sheet, drizzle with extra virgin o/o and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. TIP: My grandma taught my dad to turn baguettes on their side when cutting... then, they won't squish down into flat pieces. Also, always use a serrated knife when cutting bread.

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Once toasted, drizzle with extra virgin o/o and spread on goat cheese. 

I know what you are thinking... that's not goat cheese, that's gorgonzola. Correct, I forgot it at the store and improvised with gorgonzola. It was good, but, goat cheese is better. So, if you have your choice, go goat all the way.

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Spread the pea puree (I sprinkled with more parmesan, but, that's not necessary.

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Tear the prosciutto into pieces, place on crostinis and enjoy!

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These tasty little bites are delicious and somewhat healthy :)

Have a GREAT WEEK! xo