It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and I’m not talking about Christmas. No, it’s autumn that really gets me. The weather is cooler but not cold, and there are so many fall festivals that I end up with too many pumpkins and a lot of fabulous memories! This year is shaping up to be no different, and in an effort to share the Halloween love, I am BOOing my friends and neighbors! Have you ever BOOed someone? You basically surprise them with a fun basket of holiday goodies by leaving it at their doorstep. A fun note accompanies it along with a sweet treat or craft.
To properly BOO my friends, I needed to gift them a tasty beverage to go along with the holiday! I love trying new wines and varieties.
To add a bit of kick to your everyday appetizer, try my sweet pepper bruschetta! I am kind of obsessed with tomatoes, olive oil, and red wine vinegar, but this recipe takes it to another level. With just a splash of Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, this pepper bruschetta is an awesome pairing for your next Halloween get together.
Create your own pepper bruschetta with fresh crusty bread, breadcrumbs (or use crushed croutons for an easy texture!), and get ready for an out of this world autumn appetizer.
You can use a mix of tomatoes, but I love roma tomatoes. They are easy to chop, and I can always find them when I need them.
- 1 loaf of French bread, sliced
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tsp Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
- 1/2 cup of croutons, crushed (or use breadcrumbs)
- 1 sweet red pepper, sliced and seeded
- 4-6 roma tomatoes, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Slice bread in thin slices. Toast in the oven for 3 - 5 minutes.
- Stir tomatoes, pepper, croutons, wine, vinegar, and olive oil all together.
- Scoop atop toasted bread slices.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 490Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 768mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 14g
The nutritional information here is an estimate. While I try to provide accurate information via Nutritionix, this information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that it will be completely accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any information sunnysweetdays.com should only be used as a general guideline.
Scoop your bruschetta atop warm bread slices, and enjoy! This is my favorite appetizer, and I need more of it in my life!
I made my gift basket with a giant candy bucket! It is the easiest way to gather all your best Halloween goodies to gift.
Add Robert Mondavi Private Selection wine with cute pumpkins and printables! I made two printables just for you. They are sized at 4″ x 6″, but you may print them at other sizes too.
I print them four to a sheet, and trim them to tuck inside each BOO gift basket. You can also make sure to celebrate HalloWINE!
The Pumpkin DIY
I think I gave up carving pumpkins about three years ago. My son was just born, and I decided that nobody had time for that. 😉 Honestly, though, I prefer painting and embellishing! From stickers to gemstones, it’s way more fun to get creative with painted pumpkins. This year we are doing a Day of the Dead theme, and I’m painting an entire skeleton family to gift!
As an added bonus to the BOO gift baskets, a decorated mini pumpkin is in everyone’s basket too!
Luckily you can buy kits to help you get started, but you can also use this face as an inspiration! Paint a pumpkin white and draw a black skeleton face.
Add gems for extra color, draw a nose with an upside heart, and add a fun felt flower!
You can get very creative when you BOO your own friends. From pumpkins to candy to wine, there are so many ideas!
Are you going to BOO your friends and neighbors? Download my Shabby Chic Decor Items For Halloween ideas next!
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Halloween Decor Guide
Download Shabby Chic Halloween Decor for creative inspiration for your home this fall season. These creative ideas are simple and easy for your busy holiday plans.