Sunday, November 2, 2008

Otto At Home

Tonight we had planned on meeting some friends at Otto but plans fell through as one of our friends is a hard-working attorney type. Since our plans changed Jen had the brilliant idea of bringing Otto to us!

Jen made a chickpea spread with chickpeas, olives, parsley, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. We had it with ciabatta bread.

The first course was pumpkin and sage raviolis with chopped parsley.

For our main course was one of my favorite pizzas: shaved fennel with mozzarella. Made on our pizza stone it came out nice and crispy.

Jen was going to make ice cream with espresso to keep with the Italian theme. However, sometimes you have a giant bag of apples in the kitchen that need to be used up before they go bad and that takes over any themes you may have in place.

I cut up some apples and put them over some vanilla ice cream with a little caramel sauce and whipped cream.

So I guess the only thing we truly used in this meal was the apples. The shares have been getting smaller with the colder months, leaving us to improvise a little at the end of the week.

We'll see how the improvisation holds up with less than 48 hours until we pick up our next haul of vegetables.

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