Sunday, August 19, 2007

Dinner Parties

Dinner parties are great things. The best thing about them (besides spending quality, non-work time with friends) is that they get easier with practice. Last week we had Antonia's mom, Freddie, over for dinner. While it was a lot of fun, it was a little stressful making the pasta while trying to converse and be social. Tonight, we are having Jesse over, a friend from the V&E program. I decided tonight to go try what I see all the time when Food TV personalities talk about entertaining: get as much done beforehand as possible.

Tonight I made the Turkey-Pesto Meatballs, the Pasta (bow ties, because Antonia enjoys formal dinners) and Curried Roasted Zucchini before Jesse arrived. In addition, Antonia made an Apple Pie that has little stars on top instead of a lattice. It looks wonderful.

Everything looks set to go. Jesse arrives in 18 minutes and I still need to put on pants!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Pappardelle with Tomatoes

Pappardelle with Tomatoes
Originally uploaded by monkeycat!.
I can't get over how good fresh pasta is. It's going to be tough to go back to dried pasta. I think I'll start a little side project - anyone who wants some fresh pasta, I'll make it for you for only $7/lb. (I'm only half-way kidding.)