Creamy Pesto, with chicken and penne pasta
Farm Stand Tomatoes, drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil
Garlic Bread, made with 3 cheese semolina loaf and fresh herbs
And for Dessert~ a rare treat~ (rare because Mama rarely bakes)~
Lemon Cake, with fresh raspberries
(6 lemons zested and juiced for that treat;
and a seriously spectacularly delicious treat it was!)
They cannot wait for the morning to arrive!
crazy how this whole internet thing works - the blogosphere is a crazy thing folks - within less than an hour of posting this post I received a flood of email asking me about the recipe for the lemon cake. FYI: I got the recipe from the cookbook Barefoot Contessa Parties. Except that in the original recipe it actually makes two "loafs" (made in loaf pans) and I substituted one bunt pan instead, to make it more "cake-ish" and celebratory for my bambinos (note: I cooked it for exactly 60 minutes and it turned out perfectly moist).