Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Treat of the Week: A Magnificent Italian Feast













Today, we begin the first of three "Treats of the Week."  This delightful meal came about this past Sunday.  Tomorrow, we'll go back in time for a look at some other treats which I enjoyed during my recent convalescence.




This past weekend, at my parents' house, Bertie and I relaxed with a casual feast of homemade pizza and a delightful salad. Four Italian cheeses, olives, eggplant, caramelized onions, fresh herbs, artichoke hearts, zesty olives and sundried tomatoes topped my mother’s special pizza sauce and a crust fashioned from homemade dough. My parents actually made five pizzas. One for dinner and then four smaller ones—two of which I brought home.




The perfect complement to the pizza was a cool salad of fresh greens.
The meal concluded with a true summer treat—homemade brown-sugar and cinnamon ice cream from my mother’s Cuisinart Ice Cream maker. Dark chocolate was melted into a wonderful hot fudge sauce which shone like polished mahogany. And, that’s not all! In keeping with the Italian theme, my mother made gorgeous cinnamon biscotti—the perfect texture and packed with pecans—which she carefully dipped in smooth chocolate.






Now, that's a healing meal! 





12 comments:

Angelo said...

Oh ya!!!!! Gooood!

Carolyn said...

I would let me diet die for a slice of pizza and a cup of icecream with a cookie.

Beth Ann said...

I would love to make biscotti like that. Maybe this weekend. I can make pizza tonight tho. Beautiful as always.

Doug said...

Super duper!

Matt said...

Pizza perfection, biscotti beauty and ice-cream idealism.

April said...

Yum, yum, yum, snarf, snarf, snarf. Happy April with belly full. If only.

Kathy said...

Bella, Bella!

Gene said...

I can only dream of meals like this.

Sam P said...

I'll take one of the extras! And some dessert!

Barb said...

Too beautiful!

Gregg said...

Awesome!

Bonnie said...

Now I want ice cream!!!