Saturday, January 9, 2010

Asparagus and Cheese Cannelloni with Tomato Sauce

I committed the ultimate sin last night. So rushed to get to our friends Amy and Andrew's house, I forgot my camera. I knew I'd be getting a picture-worthy meal and it just kills me that I don't have the proof to show anyone. I could have used my husband's iphone, but the quality of the shots I knew wouldn't do it justice (although my next post will prove me wrong on that one).

This couple prides themselves on their “from scratch” cooking, or at least it seems every time we go over there. But this time I told Amy not to go crazy, make something simple and just relax and hang out with us. I was able to half convince her. The cannelloni was from Olivieri and really quite delicious. What really made this meal pop however, was the magnificent sauce that smothered them. I must say, every sauce that has come from this kitchen, at least that I've had, has left me wanting more (hence my current craving even though it's only 9am). And this one did not disappoint. In fact, I think it's the best one yet. Thick slices of giant mushrooms, ground spicy Italian sausage, tons of basil, bottled tomatoes from the family garden, and the kicker? Chipotle powder. It seems Andrew turns red whenever he eats paprika so Amy uses chipotle to spice all her sauces. Fantastic.

They served this warming meal with a fresh Greek salad and some double smoked cheddar and Italian sausage to start.

Thanks so much again guys! We had a great time.

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