Sunday, October 12, 2008
I have never been to Italy...but Tavo has. And this is a post about his favorite food: Gnocchi with Pesto.
I love to cook! I'm a huge fan of Italian food! I worked at an authentic Italian restaurant (complete with Sicilian owner/boss screaming at me most of the time) for four years! Granted, I was a waitress. Regardless of these facts, my gnocchi attempts, thus far, have been absolutely abysmal. Seriously--to the point of others being terrified. Here was our conversation this morning.
Me: Hey babe!! Guess what? Basil was on sale at the store!
Tavo: yeah? cool. (curious, puzzled look)
Me: I was thinking of making pesto!
Tavo: ...I like pesto (encouraging, but still slightly bewildered)
Me: And some gnocchi!!
Tavo: (look of apprehension) ... um...
Me: It'll be GREAT!
Tavo: (trying to be kind) ...remember last time?
Me: I'll do it RIGHT this time!
So--being the kind and agreeable Tavo he is, we're trying the gnocchi again.
Tavo worked on painting the trim on the house...
Meanwhile, I pursued fantastic culinary feats! Such as substituting cashews for the pine nuts I forgot to grab at the grocery.
cover with olive oil and refrigerate
Verdict?? "Wow!! This is MUCH better than last time!"
I had mine with red sauce.
and a combo!
Posted by tavolini at 10/12/2008