I don’t typically post personal pictures on Word Painting (though there are a few you can find in the archives), but this pic was too good not to post. Me and my beautiful wife at Carrabba’s Italian Grill.
I’ve posted this before, but I don’t particularly care. If you’ve had it before, you’ll understand the craving is strong :)
Carrabba’s Scotty Thompson Appetizer
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
1 sleeve of goat cheese (about 4-6 ounces)
1 loaf of french bread
2 garlic cloves
Directions: slice french bread into single servings
brush sides of bread
grill until each side has slight char lines
rub garlic cloves over each side (this will give a faint garlic taste)
In a small serving dish pour heated spaghetti sauce
top with sliced goat cheese and serve immediately with bread for dipping
2 tablespoons chopped Italian flat leaf parsley; 1 tablespoon if using fresh basil 1
minced garlic 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1
dried oregano ¼
dried basil, or 1
dried rosemary, or ½ teaspoon fresh 1
ground black pepper ½
ground red pepper, or ¼ teaspoon flakes ½
teaspoon plus more olive oil
fresh lemon juice
In a blender or food processor, chop all but oil and juice until similar in size; stir in oil and juice
In a dish, add 1½ teaspoon mixture; top with 3 to 4 tablespoons oil; serve with bread
bread, caesar salad, lobster mac and cheese, lobster ravioli, some of a brownie cake thing with whipped cream and mousse, some tiramisu, and coffee. plus I dipped into other people’s plates to try their delicious food too.
I know I’ve been quite over the last few days - please forgive. I’m still doing well and staying on track. I’ve just been really busy at work with month-end activities.
Today we went to Carrabba’s for dinner. I love Carrabba’s. Tonight, I actually had pizza. Since I love just about anything at Carrabbas, I never really considered ordering a pizza. Wow, sure wish I had done this sooner.
NO, it was not incredibly healthy. But you know what? I’m in the for the long haul, and I’m not giving up pizza for life. So, really good pizza (as this was) is very much worth the points.