Mozzarella Tomato Bruschetta

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Mozzarella Tomato Bruschetta

She gets the magic powers not once, twice in her life and the second time it all gets stronger! Only she, no one but she can find the missing keys , the sock that vanished strangely from the drawer and the pencil that walked out of the pencil box at night all by itself.

And when the super women has got nothing to do with those “missing” objects, neither she touched it nor she moved it away from it’s place. But it is going to be her who with her magical powers will find them!

Mozzarella Tomato Bruschetta

It’s 5:55AM in the morning when alarm goes off. Quickly I shift position on the bed with vaguely opened eyes trying to find the clock and shut the alarm off so it doesn’t wake up the little one. Realizing I have five more minutes before I wake up, I get back to sleep.  I’m one happy person that moment. Suddenly the brain gives out a signal which throws me out of bed, the clock says 6:15AM and the kid has to be out of door by 7:00AM. Rushing through the daughter’s bed room door I wake her up, and I’m off to kitchen to cook and pack her lunch box. It’s 6:55 AM and daughter comes to me with a puppy dog face, she tells, “amma, I can’t find one sock. I kept both in the drawer yesterday but strangely one sock is missing”. Now, it’s all a mad rush. I need to do the last minute work of packing her lunch box, straighten her hair and find her sock. Anxiety builds in. I tell the hubby to look for her sock while I can pack her lunch box and straighten her hair and bag which seems like a mess all the time, no matter how much cleaning and arranging I do. Hubby stands there for a minutes with no clue where to search, and then he goes, “where should I search?”  It’s 6:58AM already and I can’t waste time answering him. I get annoyed, and instead of answering his question, I put the lunch box in her bag, close it, leave the bag as messy it is and hand her a band, telling her to put in on her lightly combed hair. I then quickly run to the drawer. I give a very quick check in the drawer and cupboard. The missing sock is there, instead of kids drawer, it’s gone into hubby’s sock drawer. I guess in the night while we were asleep the sock decided to shift from one drawer to the next. Yeah, that is the explanation daughter gives. I wonder why and how can’t either the kid or hubby be able to find these missing things even though they are the ones who take and keep their stuff!

Without talking a word, I rush outside with the school bag, and tell the daughter to quickly put on the sock. While she is trying hard to put it as fast as possible I run to the end of the road where her bus is waiting for her. I signal the driver that she is on her way to bus. She runs with her little feet as fast as she can. Holds one hand to the bus to get in and the other hand to way me “bye” she gets into the bus. At that moment I start to breathe. Air exhausts through my mouth with a loud sound. The body and mind goes into relaxation. I come back home, sit on the couch for few minutes in silence. Hubby went back to cuddle the little on who is still sleeping. There is a complete stillness and hush in the house. Shifting from a moment of complete chaos and rush to a moment of silence and peace, it is therapeutic. When you become a mom, you long for such golden moments

Mozzarella Tomato Bruschetta

Fast forward a few hours, hubby is ready to leave to work. He walks to the door, suddenly stops calls me out. “Jo, did you see my car keys?” Oh dear… there it’s starts again! So with my secret magical powers I find the keys yet again!

Now you believe a women gets magical powers with the help of which she goes on finding all the “missing stuffs” at home :D

Daughter tasted these mozzarella tomato bruschetta and said “amma, it tastes just like pizza!” :D Well, according to me it does come close to pizza, with the marinara sauce, the mozzarella cheese and the fresh basil leaves, the flavors in this bruschetta does remind me of pizza. You can pop these in oven and bake it until cheese melts or eat it as it is.

Mozzarella Tomato Bruschetta


1 French loaf

1 cup marinara sauce(or use homemade pizza sauce, pasta sauce)

½ cup mozzarella cheese

Few fresh basil leaves

Salt and pepper to season

Dried oregano for seasoning

2 garlic cloves

Olive oil


1.Cut the French loaf into slices.

2.Rub crushed garlic on the slices. Dribble olive oil(very little) on each slices.

3.Spread marinara sauce(or any tomato based sauce) on top

4. Sprinkle the seasoning, a little salt, pepper and dried oregano.

5. Add grated mozzarella on top.

6. Place few leaves of fresh basil. Toast it in oven if you want until cheese melts. Or eat it as it is.

7. Serve immediately. This is perfect for your evening snacks!

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10 Responses

  1. These are so cute :) I adore bruschetta, and these look so delicious. I want!

  2. These looks so gorgeous! love it!

  3. Revathi says:

    Such a gorgeous plate of Bruschetta. Though sounds simple, it looks perfectly made and bet it tasted delicious :-)

  4. Rafeeda says:

    Haha… I can’t stop giggling but doing it without sound since I am reading your post in the office… ;) Everyday I go through this motion of finding missing stuff and things that moved out of its place… everything in the house has legs that only moms can see! And that description of hubby got me going to HD… today morning I was late and would have missed the bus, the boxes were half done and Azza was yet to be woken up. When I frantically shook him and said, “Can you wash Azza today, please?” He murmered, “OK” and turned to the other side!!! Grrr… still I managed to push them out just 30 seconds before the bus landed …. hehe… this brushetta looks yum… I have a box of cherry tomatoes, would love to make something like this for light dinner… :)

    • jyothirajesh says:

      hehehe tell me about asking hubby to do things in the morning’s like talking to wall :P Glad to hear you relate to this story Rafee. Thanks for talking time to write here :)

  5. Love Love this !!
    Guess the morning chaos is everywhere.. Enjoyed being in your routine in the mad rush hour.

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