Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Saturday Seven: Favorite Italian Foods

Last night I was in a mood for Italian food, so we went out to a new restaurant downtown. It was a locally owned family business with a traditional southern Italian style menu. Once I ordered, I went to the restroom, as is my usual custom when trying a new restaurant. They say the cleanliness of the restrooms reflects the cleanliness of the kitchen. It was immaculate, which came as a great relief to me, as we had already ordered our food. As we waited for our salads to arrive, I watched the servers deliver food to other tables. I kept thinking, ooo I should have ordered that, as another steaming dish would pass by. The food looked and smelled delicious, I thought. All promising signs. My dish turned out to be quite good, so I was pleased with my choice. It was this scene that gave me the inspiration for this week's Saturday Seven: Favorite Italian Foods
#1 Lasagna
#2 Penne Pasta with Marinara Sauce & Basil
#3 Cheese Ravioli
#4 Tri- Color Tortellini
#5 Pasta e Fagioli Soup
#6 Fettuccine Alfredo

#7 Caprese Salad

Do you have any favorite Italian foods? Go ahead, leave a comment, it is FREE!
-Rick Rockhill

18 comments:

Scott said...

Rick, you certainly know how to post the food! I LOVE it! Caprese salad is one of my favorite summertime things. I make it regularly with fresh basil picked from my basil plant just outside my back door. YUM! Oh, My Bailey says hi to your Sheldon!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i like italian salad and spaghetti and meatballs!

smiles, bee
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Jeni said...

Boy, you have the nerve! Posting such mouth-watering photos of Italian foods -which I love! Not sure really what I like better though -Italian or Oriental foods. Or maybe it is just simply "FOOD!" The bad thing about this post is seeing those pictures at 9:45 a.m. -not really a time usually thought of in terms of those types of entres, is it? Sure do look yummy though - all of 'em!

Casdok said...

Mmm they all look good!
If someone else cooks then its my favorite!

Desert Songbird said...

Dangit! I shouldn't have come here when I haven't had breakfast yet...

Lewis said...

You've hit all of mine....in fact, Italian food is my favorite -- well, right after Mexican. No, wait, I can't decide which one should come first.

Tea N. Crumpet said...

Caprese Salad and angel hair pasta with white or red clam sauce!

Matt said...

Caprese, bruschetta, and (I know there's a name for this) angel-hair pasta with fresh basil and tomatoes.

whimsical brainpan said...

Do I have any favorite Italian foods?

Anything that doesn't have pork or capers.

C said...

Oh my goodness, Rick! You had me salivating as I read this post! I LOVE Italian food...especially now that I'm pregnant! My all time fave has always been a good homemade lasagna! Fettucine Alfredo, Cheese Ravioli and Canneloni are a close 2nd, 3rd, and 4th!

lime said...

do you have any idea the hunger you have just induced in me and since i have been painting the bedroom all day i have zero energy to prepare any of these magnificent dishes. mmmmm.

HoosierGirl5 said...

I LOVE tortellini! It's my all-time favorite! Great post, but now I'm hungry....

J.

Stephen Rader said...

I remember pasta...

Who am I kidding? I gave up Atkins long ago and the first thing I DOVE back into was pasta!!!!

© Karelian Blonde said...

I just love food, Italian or otherwise :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I Love many Italian Dishes----Eggplant Parmesan being my favorite, I think...And Veal Picatta.....! YUM! There are other things as well, but I would have to say these are my top two!

Cheryl said...

I'll take any Italian food. What could be bad?

kenju said...

I'm with Cheryl! But the dish I had at Finocchio's in San Francisco took the prize for me. Risotto with rare roast beef, fresh asparagus and mixed dried mushrooms!! Give me risotto any day!

Kevin-Andrew said...

I'm in a mood for caprese salad. I love it so.

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