Menu: Nest of pasta (spaghetti with ravioli in the middle) with homemade vodka sauce, salad, ciabatta bread and the best pie in Knoxville.
Steph: We showed up at Lynley’s apartment to find her taking a cherry chocolate pie out of the oven.
Lynley: this pie was totally an experiment, and probably the fastest pie i ever put together.
Steph: I said hello to Lynley’s friend Alana and strapped on an apron. I was put in charge of washing and blending the tomatoes.
Lynley: How many people can we fit in the kitchen!!!!!!
Steph: Then I sautéed the tomatoes, garlic, onions, and peppers.
Lynley: I believe this also involved an in-depth discussion of the cast iron we should have purchased that day at the factory outlet.
Steph: Then I moved on to salad.
Lynley: I had to keep washing my hands because I made the mistake of de-seeding peppers with my fingers and not a knife, slight burning sensation that wouldn’t go away. IT BURNS!!!!
Steph: We threw in some grape tomatoes whole and uncooked to add an interesting texture and look. Eggs in our nest of pasta as Alana said!
Lynley: The master plan was to have the slightly burst open, it didn’t work. Think we got to do it earlier next time. I now always want eggs in our nest of pasta.
Steph: John took pictures of Dottie entertaining herself. He’s a good Uncle even to the furry nieces.
Lynley: I think he as a secret crush on Dottie.
Steph: Lyn dished up the spaghetti.
Lynley: The nest of pasta thank you Zios for this wonderful concept….spaghetti with ravioli on top, yum.
Steph: While I dished up the ravioli and sauce.
Lynley: We need to have another marathon of ravioli making, I think we can do so much better than what we purchased.
Steph: I tried to get a picture of the “nest” but the sauce was so thick (and AMAZING) you couldn’t really see the ravioli on my plate.
Lynley: Looking at this makes me HUNGRY!
Steph: After I added the rest of the meal to my plate. Lyn, do you remember what we talked about? All I remember thinking was how it was the best meal I ate all weekend.
Lynley: No I really don’t remember to well. I do remember us describing dad as a totally wimp when it comes to anything scary, movies, stories, etc.
Steph: That pie was wonderful Lyn. I loved it with all my heart. Cooking with my sister is one of my favorite top 5 things to do!
Lynley: and the sherridan’s that traveled 12 hours to go with it, pretty freakin amazing.