Monday, September 07, 2009

K & O's Back to School Dinner 2009


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!)

Tomorrow it is back to school for the big boys. And the big deal this year: they'll be riding the bus for the first time! And they have "tie shoes" (a.k.a. sneakers with real laces)! They are so excited they can barely stand it.
They cannot wait for the morning to arrive!

Late edit:
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).


Min/El said...

I think I'm going to dream about that cake tonight...YUM! Did you find the recipe online?

P.S. Love the busses on K & O's plates!

Haitian-American Family of Three said...

That is an amazing scene there! The yellow flowers, plates with buses...wonderful. I also love the new header! This is going to be so great to read and see when the kiddos are grown up.

Anonymous said...

I looooove Barefoot Contessa! If I could trade lives with any Food Network chef, it would be her. She always seems so calm and fabulous.