Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Another Girls Night In

The theme was Italian and we Rocked it! The food was fabulous, the wine was plentiful, though some got dumped, and the overall experience was like curling up under a heated blanket on a cold Winter night...COZY!

We started with the wines while preparing our feast. It was my first time with Chianti and while it was drinkable, it lacked the depth I like in my reds and would have been completely drowned out by the flavorful food. I switched to the Twisted Old Vine Zin and don't for a minute regret it. This Zin was bold and balanced and complimented the meal expertly. I might as well also add that the Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio got dumped out by our 2 white wine drinkers. One traded for $3 buck Chuck White Zin and the other (after having too much wine fun at last months event) decided to go for a couple shots (which turned into one) of Crown Royal.

As an appetizer we had Sun-dried tomato Crostini. Slices of baguette brushed with EVOO and topped with Sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese, and put under the broiler to "crisp" them up.

For the entree we enjoyed some yummy warm Baked Ziti. Here it is before being put in the oven to melt all the yummy cheese.

We served that with a delicious antipasto salad with romaine, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, Genoa salami, prosciutto and chunks of mozzarella. He it is being prepared by Kathy .

As always, we drank, cooked, drank, ate, and talked. We never left the table once we sat to eat and the evening ended at 10:30. I so look forward to this event each month and enjoy sharing our recipes and wine with you.

Next Month...Mexican.

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