Sunday, September 16, 2012

16 September 2012

It has been a beautiful weekend with just a hint of Fall in the air. I bought a new car this week, a Fiat 500 convertible, so we took her for a spin up to North Georgia wine country yesterday. The car is a lot of fun to drive. I asked my Facebook friends to help me think of a good Italian name for her, and I got a lot of great responses. However, the winner was Tina Kell who suggested that I name her after the Italian actress, Gina Lollobrigida, so the Fiat will be henceforth known as GiLo!

In honor of the Fiat, I decided to go with an Italian theme for tonight's Sunday Supper. I prepared homemade potato gnocchi with a fresh tomato and basil sauce. On the side, I served a classic Panzanella, an Italian bread salad with tomatoes and basil. It was delicious and very easy. We had a great 2008 Cabernet from Frogtown Cellars in Dahlonega.

I have a very busy week ahead with some travel, but for tonight, all is well. Cheers to Fall. Bring it!

The Menu:

- Handcrafted Potato Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce

- Panzanella: Italian Bread Salad

- Pistachio Gelato

- 2008 Frogtown Cabernet Sauvignon
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