Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My Field Trip for Blueprints goes Green, White and Red

About an hour ago, I headed downtown to pick up a set of blueprints. I turned onto 5th Avenue. I'm looking, looking, looking for the address, when I see this:


What are the odds that my downtown travels would take me RIGHT TO the place I've been dying to visit. After reading of Claudia's adventure with fettucini, it was on my "to do" list. This is how I wound up spending entirely too much with at Lazzaroli's with Tommy Noodle. And yes, he laughs and calls himself Tommy Noodle. What a charming guy!

Tommy walks over and introduces himself. I tell him that I'm here because of Claudia. "Claudia?" he says, "Do you cook like she does?"

THAT made me laugh. Um, no. Not quite. But I'm trying.

He showed me the frozen ravioli, of which I bought the Pumpkin and the Lobster. Gah, I can barely wait to cook them! He suggested the tomato cream sauce to accompany the lobster. The pumpkin, I'm going to try with a brown butter and pine nut sauce. Wish me luck. Claudia? I may need your help with that one!


I also picked up some of the gigantic garlic! Let's roast it and schmear it on some toast, mkay?

A tube of tomato paste, of which I am freshly out, some everyday sea salt, and a lunch of stuffed shells and various biscotti later, here I am.

Who wants to have lunch with me today? Any takers?

25 comments:

Seraphine said...

i LOVE pumpkin ravioli. also sweet potato ravioli. cheese ravioli. yumm. delicious with a green salad, some fruit with biscotti. and wine, don't forget wine.
heck, if you are doing the inviting, i'll bring the wine.
now lets see... oh yess... dessert!

vixen kitten said...

Mmmmm the lobster ravolli sounds yummy! Actually, everything you got sounds yummy.

What times should I be there? :)

Akelamalu said...

I've never had any of the things you mention so I'm game and I'll bring the wine - Red or White? :)

Dana said...

I'll help you out with the roasted garlic, but the pumpkin ravioli? And pine nuts? Pine nuts taste like Lysol smells. Hmmmmm ....

Micky-T said...

That's not fair, you have a gigantic garlic that your roasting

*inhaling through nose*

and I can't smell it...not fair!

Lu' said...

I don't know about the pumpkin rav' Not all things are good in pumpkin, suprising I know but true. I like pumpkin: whoopie pies, pies, bread and cookies so you'd think I'd like pumpkin funnel cake hmm not so much.

Real Live Lesbian said...

Lunch, people! LOL LUNCH!

Lunch was the Stuffed Shells, a Caesar Salad and Biscotti.

It was heavenly!

Brad said...

Not fair to do to a boy that's got 4 hours to go till suppa time!

Fortune Cookies said...

I'm on my way!

Jen said...

I am hungry.

That is all.


P.S. I make an awesome tomato-pumpkin soup! Mmm. . . .

Karen said...

Yummy!!!!! I am coming over for dinner.

Jessica said...

omg-I just ate dinner, but after reading your post I am so hungry! :) Sounds good.

Seamus said...

I'm in! Tomorrow too!

~Jobthingy~ said...

damn.. any leftovers?

Ron said...

Hi!

Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for visiting my blog today. It was very nice meeting you!

Hey...and I'm so glad I happen catch this post!

I'm pure Italian, but have absolutely NO talent for cooking. I think I may have lost a gene somewhere!?!?

So I think I'll just sit here for awhile and STARE at this picture...and try to imagine what it must taste like...

...sipping my red wine!

Again...nice meeting you.

Jay said...

I'm so there! That looks and sounds so yummy!

Casdok said...

Oh yes please!! Ill be right over!

~Deb said...

I came in way too late to take you up on that lunch offer! DAMMIT!

This just made me hungry and it's not even 9am yet.

Gigantic garlic---do you mean elephant garlic? I find that it loses flavor the larger it is. What do you think?

Jess said...

If there are any leftovers today...Count me in!

Karl said...

Good Morning Real Live Lesbian,

Interesting, you inviting folks to enjoy ravioli for lunch yesterday. I had lobster ravioli for lunch yesterday. It's very tasty.

Biscuit said...

Me! Pick me! I've been sitting thinking "I'm hungry. I'll get up in a sec and eat."

I got up just now. *LOL*

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I haven't gotten around to trying pumpkin ravioli but I heard it is great. thanks for stopping by.

Manager Mom said...

I would relax my three year ban on carbohydrates to have this meal with you.

Ann said...

That sounds so fab, be right over with the wine!!!!!

Brooke said...

Wow! Everything with me has a Weight Watcher point. For maintenance, I need to consume 18-22 pts per day. It took me 21 months to get rid of 65lbs of baby weight, but after reading this blog..faggid-abbod-it! YUMMM-O!