My first post-Tokyo Girls Night was themed Italian. Marian is our resident pasta expert and she outdid herself! She made fresh linguine, tossed with a wonderful lemony-garlicky-parsley shrimp scampi.
Then also spinach-ricotta ravioli, which I had the fun job of stuffing and rolling!
We also had grilled peppers, great mushrooms with thyme and a bit of kick courtesy of brownie, and I made a vinegary caponata -- eggplant simmered with tomatoes, onion, a little celery, pine nuts, and capers (from the classic Italian Silver Spoon cookbook)
Brownie also made an amazing Peach Frangipane tart. Debbie liked the peach and almond paste middle, while I liked the crumbly buttery-salty-sugary crust, so no one minded if I just pulled off crust right off the tart!