James + Reece + Lola + Jessica

James + Reece + Lola + Jessica

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Italian Ivins...

What do you do when you find yourself craving a night of Italian amore?

Let me show you:

First, you chop tomato and fresh basil... toss with a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar... and dash with sea salt.

Then, you toast crusty bread... after lightly dusting it with olive oil.

The results, are just plain beautiful:

But to have a true Italian experience, you can't quit there. You must go a bit further.

The challenge: slice tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese, chop some more of that fresh basil... pull out your baking stone and throw it all together on some rolled out dough.


If you are feeling extra adventurous (and American), you can go the barbeque chicken route. However... I would stay away from canned chicken... no matter how convenient it may appear. It looks startlingly similar to cat food.


But here's the most important part: you MUST devour at least your body weight's worth of all the Italian goodness for the night to be a complete success. And by that standard, our night was undeniably marvelous.

Anyone craving pizza and bruschetta, come on over. We've got plenty to spare.


becca said...

the pizza looks delectable.

Kim said...

Mmmmm.... bruschetta. Looks good!

Melanie said...

both of those look pretty amazing. i'll be there in a week ... will you save me some? :)

tara said...

and I'm on my way

Abby said...

i want to put that in my mouth hole.