Saturday, March 6
I really want to go to Italy...like for real!
Going to Italy was surreal, although Rome wasn't a favorite of mine, Cinque Terre was amazing. It captured everything I imagined and wanted Italy to be like. Seeing colorful buildings stacked close together along the Mediterranean coast, watching women hang clothes on a line out their windows, and smelling ...oh the smell of Italy! I do hope to go back one day. Until then...ill dream and cook! Even though I have been avoiding Italian, only because its such a common food here,...I have been dying to try and make a homemade (really semi-homemade) ravioli! I went to World Market (my most favorite store) this last week and found Italian Soda on sale- this marked the final decision it's time for Italy!! I knew P would love this meal. Its all his favorites-meat, pasta, cheese, more cheese...bread. I also got to experiment with a no-knead bread recipe that turned out great!
Here is what we had...
Drink- Pomegranate Italian Soda (World Market Brand-P loved it!)
Main Dish- A "Mysti" rendition of 3 Cheese Ravioli*, Italian Sausage with a drizzling of Homemade Marinara Sauce and Parmesan Cheese. (sadly I ate hardly any of this...cheese doesn't do well with me!)
*I got the idea of making Ravioli with won ton wrappers when I made egg rolls last..it worked great!
Side Dishes- No-Knead Bread and a simple Romaine Salad with Vinaigrette.
Dessert- Mocha Semifreddo with Chocolate Graham Crust
I failed in the movie department this weekend...we ended up watching the hour long episode of The Office and after that I was spent...