Sunday, October 15, 2006

A Few More From Italy

The structures in Italy are so amazing. Here are just a few: Giotto's Bell Tower in Florence, St. Peter's Basilica in The Vatican (with me and my travelmates), and the Colliseum in Rome. Also a photo of a gondola in Venice. I have so many more photos from Italy but I don't want to bore readers of this blog!!! It is, after all, a quilting blog. So maybe I will hold off a few days before showing more! One of the things that I became very fond of while in Italy was the fresh mozzarella and tomato sandwiches. Oh, my, how

tasty! So today I am experimenting. I have veggie soup leftover from yesterday that I will reheat for dinner. I will try to make the mozzarella and tomato sandwiches to go with it. I am going to brush a bit of the olive oil I brought back from Tuscany onto slices of Italian bread, sprinkle a bit of minced garlic on
them, then top with Roma tomato slices and sliced mozzarella from the deli. Then I will pop them under the broiler for just a few minutes--or seconds. Maybe grind a bit of fresh black pepper on top. Mmmmm....sure hope they turn out okay. If anyone has great directions for them, I'd love to hear them! This week I will do a hard target search in the KC area for fresh mozzarella (we do have some great Italian markets around), but in the meantime the deli cheese will have to do. Well, pooh. My picture of St. Peter's disappeared just now!!! Don't know what is up with Picasa. I'll try to load it again in a separate post. Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

Shelina said...

Oh you are making me hungry, and I just ate.

Dawn said...

Oh gosh, those pictures are beautiful! And those sandwiches sound wonderful!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

I am a dab behind on blog reading and am just seeing you are back! Looks like you had a GREAT time...I too love Tomato and mozzerella sandwiches! Sounds like to me you have the recipe nailed...the only other thing I sometimes add is fresh basil leaves...But then I love just tomato sandwiches too, tee hee...

YankeeQuilter said...

Your trip looks wonderful! I love the food in Italy...simple and fresh. I think the key to the sandwiches is finding the right mozzerella.
Siobhan