Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Italian Feast

Tonight we had my mom and some friends over for dinner. I made my own version of the torpasta. I hollowed out a torpedo and spread garlic and olive oil inside. I baked that until it was hot and crusty. Then stuffed inside is penne pasta with marina, summer squash, tomato, and red bell pepper simmered with marsala wine.

We had a tomato salad, not shown. Just chopped up tomato with some black pepper and Liquid Gold Dressing. I made my favorite fruit salad, learned from Angela at Le Leche League. The fruit salad has papaya, banana, and pineapple drizzled with agave nectar and sprinkled with toasted walnuts.

Last and certainly not least were cannoli's from a vegweb. They turned very well. Next time I will roll the dough a bit thinner. I would like them a touch crispier. The chocolate coating is a great idea if you aren't serving right away, that way they don't get soggy. If I'm able to make them on the spot, then next time I will just put chopped chocolate in the filling and not coat the shells. These really were excellent and no dairy stomach ache. http://vegweb.com/recipes/sweets/9394.shtml