Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My experimental Italian dinner

I've been known to 'exchange services' with people. The service I offer most often is dinner. I do cakes but they take 10 times as long and people don't seem to value them as highly. My current exchange is for piano lessons for my girls. They go to piano and I make their piano teacher dinner. It's a pretty sweet deal for both of us. The following three recipes are all things I tried today and used them as guinea pigs for. They seem okay with that. I've also exchanged dinners for massages and guitar lessons. I love it when I experiment and it's successful. My kids loved it too.

Italian Dinner:
Fettuccine with Red Peppers, Roasted tomatoes and cayenne pepper sauce
Rosemary Focaccia Bread
tossed salad

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Worst part was that I started making dinner at about 4:30- knowing I was going to make bread. My husband came home from work sick. He didn't even eat any of the dinner I'd slaved over! It made a ton (I doubled all the but the zucchini bread) and I passed out some to the neighbors. I've got to get on their good side somehow right? ;)

Oh- my camera battery is dead- so that's what's up with the lack of pictures. Sorry about that!


Hope said...

I am going to try this one because we have fresh rosemary in the garden. I will try a version with at least half whole wheat and let you know what happens. It probably won't happen until after I get my front porch beautification project complete.

Amber said...

Oh- I used whole wheat pasta. I always do as long as it's a 'shape' I can buy. My family doesn't seem to notice or care about the difference between the two.