Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Italian Feast!


Last Friday we had my sister and her family over for an Italian feast.  I bought a piece of cheap fabric for the table cloth, as it was difficult to find the ‘checkerboard’ pattern in  a tablecloth.  I found the cheesy green placemats for ten cents a piece at a thrift store.   We served water in fancy wine glasses.P1050536

I made sourdough pesto bread and Joshua made his famous focaccia.  One of my absolute favorite delights is focaccia with a think layer of goat cheese, pesto and thinly sliced tomatoes!  It is so delicious!  I showed every body just how they need to assemble their little delicacies.  They loved it too.


I toasted the pesto bread and grated pecorino cheese on them while they were still hot.


We made cute little place cards out of a picture of Italy that we found online.


The main course was Baked Ziti made with my “Mama Michello’s homemade spaghetti sauce. 


Victoria sewed felt triangles to a string to make a banner for the windows.

Doesn’t that focaccia look fabulous?P1050557

Oh, we ended the meal with espresso brownies and hazelnut brownies served with vanilla ice cream or affogato.  (which is vanilla ice cream with espresso poured over it.  Yum!

We had such a great time.  We will definitely have to do our Italian Feast again.  Want to come for dinner?


Coby said...

Uhm, what time shall I be there and what can I bring? Looks delicious!

I love the banner that Victoria sewed! What a wonderful touch!

No, really, what time do you want me there? I'll catch a red-eye flight! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Honest to pete, Michele, when I first looked at the pictures, I thought you were at a restaurant! How beautiful, and you did it all yourself...and saved a ton of dough! :) You've given me some ideas. You know you should write a book...or an ebook! ~ Love to you today, Ruth

Mary R. said...

Pretty table!

cooperkelly4 said...

wait! if coby's comin' over me...me too! me too! That would be so.much.fun! sounds delish!

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Okay, ladies, come on over!! Fridays work best for us, but really, any day!! ;-)