Last night I made a dinner that turned out fabulous. My guests really enjoyed it and I have to admit, so did I!
Sometimes things don't turn out the way you want them to and some dinners can be a disaster, but last night it all went according to plan!
I made my fried ravioli as appetizer while we had drinks. I made three kinds. Filled with spinach, crabmeat and smoked mozarella cheese. I did put a picture of the fried favioli in this blog, a while back.
Next came salad. I made an antipasto salad consisting of lettuce and a beautiful array of meats and vegetables along with White Balsamic Vinegrette dressing.
OK, main course. Timbale - an Italian pasta dish baked in a "crust" of grilled eggplant. It was marvelous! and it came out of the springform pan without a hitch! Served it with Italian Sausage grilled with tomatoes. Wow, it was quite a dinner!
For dessert, I made a 9" chocolate layer cake. Filled with Nutella spread, strawberries and Chocolate whipped cream filling. Finished the cake with the chocolate cream filling as a frosting and topped with chocolate dipped strawberries. Served ice cold. Great!
I'm posting pictures of the Timbale and the Chocolate cake. It was a wonderful dinner party!