Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Italian Food Birthday....

My birthday got of to a good start.  On my birthday I found it acceptable to have dessert for breakfast.  So B and I headed to a local bakery, Ollie's, and I selected this raspberry tart as my breakfast.  We also picked up 2 giant loaves of Italian Country bread....
because later that evening some of my friends (and parent friends) came over for an Italian feast.  Here's our appetizer meat and cheese platter (including some fig chutney we got in Italy).
I made bruschetta that was similar to how we had it in Italy...
Bruschetta with Capers Recipe
-1 pint cherry tomatoes (quartered)
-1 to 2 garlic cloves minced
-2-3 tablespoons of capers
-some good quality olive oil (probably just a couple tablespoons)
Mix together and serve with toasted bread.
My mom got me some Italian spices to mix with oil and dip bread in.  It was awesome.  We had four types of spices and used our olive oil from Italy.  This was a big hit.
The pregnant girl made a fig and ricotta tart.
And my husband made some tiramisu.  (He also bought a backup tiramisu in case his failed.  They were all awesome.)
There was also a lasagna in there somewhere.
Obligatory girl photo.
Obligatory girl photo where I awkwardly touch baby.
It was an excellent birthday party!


Robyn said...

Dessert for breakfast should be mandatory on your birthday!

Jenni said...

I want more of that Ollie's bread with the seasoning and olive good!

$hanzie said...

Sooo good..everything was uhhhh-mazing. Also, I want B's tiramisu recipe because that was ridiculously good.

Hutch said...

Um, YUM! and I love your boots!

Bonnie said...

Ha yes, the boots are awesome. Everything was great. It was a very nice bday in my opinion. I only wish i could have brought it. Next year.