Hearty Vegetable Soup and Pressed Sandwiches
People sometimes ask me about my favorite restaurant. Lately Adam and I tell them, “at your house or my house.” We just love enjoying home-cooked meals with friends. For my birthday dinner, I asked my friend Jill if we could come over to her apartment in New York.
She made a delicious recipe from Ina Garten’s Back to Basics, “Pappa al Pomodoro,” a hearty vegetable soup.
Jillian and Paul have a sandwich press, and after enjoying wonderful pressed sandwiches made with pancetta, gruyere, and homemade aioli, I’m thinking we need one.
Jillian and Paul recently got engaged in Napa, and opened a bottle from one of the vineyards they visited on that trip — a Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon. It was a deep burgandy color and tasted berry-licious.
After polishing off the bottle, we got creative with feline accessory ideas and soon after, called it a night.sandwich, soup