I don’t even know me anymore.

I am a self-proclaimed hater of tomato sauce, basil and a slew of other flavors that are associated with Italian food.

So can someone please explain today to me?


Let’s begin with lunch. I picked up some delicious ingredients at the store earlier today, and just wanted to have something light because I want to be super hungry for the delicious dinner I had planned.

This happened:

[toasted whole grain baguette with roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and cherry balsamic vinegar BROILED + a little basil on top]

I don’t even think I will be eating anything other than this for the rest of my life.

Oh my gosh.


At least I felt that way until dinner.

[meatballs for the boys – so they wouldn’t have a coniption.]

[I swear there is salad under the croutons.]

[maybe.]

[tomato cream sauce.]

2 words.

FOOD COMA.

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26 Responses to “I Swear I’m Not Italian.”

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    amanda — September 12, 2010 @ 5:21 pm

    I love Italian Sundays!! This is how I grow up and miss it.

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    Lizzy @ LBBakes — September 12, 2010 @ 5:26 pm

    Mmmm!! It all looks great!

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    Maissa (Run, Rant, Realize) — September 12, 2010 @ 5:36 pm

    Yum, it looks wonderful. Also, isn’t tomato cream sauce the best thing ever? Seriously, I can’t imagine a life without heavy cream.

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    Allie (Live Laugh Eat) — September 12, 2010 @ 6:36 pm

    Fresh mozz is crack.

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    homecookedem — September 12, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

    That all looks like somethin my mama would make!! YUMMMMMM!! :)

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    Kath — September 12, 2010 @ 7:00 pm

    Boy, you sure ate well today! :) Great photos, too. You even made raw meatballs look good!

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    Heather — September 12, 2010 @ 7:56 pm

    i don’t even know who you are anymore :)

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    Wei-Wei — September 12, 2010 @ 8:01 pm

    Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude.

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    Melissa — September 12, 2010 @ 8:14 pm

    I just saw Dellalo’s pasta! Oh my goodness do I miss that store in Jeanette! They cooked brussel sprouts the one day, and that is how I stumbled upon my love for those wonderful vegetables.

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    Ashley — September 12, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

    Wow. Everything looks sooooo gooooood yummmmmm!!!!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — September 12, 2010 @ 10:52 pm

    cherry balsamic vinegar–NICE! the whole spread looks amazing!

    hope you had a nice CHILL weekend honey!! :)

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    MelissaNibbles — September 13, 2010 @ 1:39 am

    That looks like a Sunday dinner straight out of my Nana’s. Yum :)

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    Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)) — September 13, 2010 @ 4:56 am

    I think that looks like an incredible Sunday dinner! Yum!

    xo
    Kris

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    CaSaundra — September 13, 2010 @ 5:21 am

    Ooo I would have loved to come for dinner–yUm!

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    Alyssa — September 13, 2010 @ 6:50 am

    Jessica, just go with it :-) the flavors are great!

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    Sara — September 13, 2010 @ 8:27 am

    oooh I could eat Italian food for every meal, ever. This post made me super hungry this Monday morning!

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet — September 13, 2010 @ 8:55 am

    can i come over? looks so good!

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    • Jessica — September 13th, 2010 @ 9:44 am

      Sure! :)

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    Kacy — September 13, 2010 @ 9:04 am

    Why have I never thought to broil my tomato + mozzarella creations. Genius!

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    Kat — September 13, 2010 @ 10:04 am

    WOW the baguettes look awesome – so yummy. I never broil mine – what a terrific customization. ps- hater of basil and tomato sauce?! really???

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    Eliana — September 13, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

    I would totally welcome the food coma that results from having this meal. Looks delicious.

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — September 13, 2010 @ 4:20 pm

    OMG. This food looks AMAZING. It is making me wish I didn’t vow to eat lighter fare this week! The melted cheese on that baguette is all I will think about for the next week. It will tell me over and over to go and buy fresh mozza. I will have no choice but to obey. I have always been a good listener.

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    Chicago Cuisine Critique — September 14, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

    Wow that dinner looks like it was made for ME! Sounds exactly like something I would cook up in my kitchen. I have always had a big LOVE for all Italian foods, I can’t help myself. :)

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    Kim in MD — September 15, 2010 @ 5:42 am

    Ok, Jessica…after your post (in your recipe section) yesterday, I decided to venture out of my comfort zone (your fabulous recipes) into your Fit Bites section. I thought this would be exercise tips and workout routines. Imagine my shock (and delight!) to find that you also post recipes here! I spent the last 30 minutes reading the Fit Bites archives, and I am so glad that I entered into this “new territory”! Your workout routines are killer, and I love your vacation posts! You really are a fabulous photographer and writer, and I can’t wait to visit this section of your blog more often! :-)

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    Cara — September 15, 2010 @ 5:50 am

    Maybe you are turning a new leaf?

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    Kristina @ spabettie — September 15, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

    oh my… how did I MISS THIS ??

    looks amazeballs. even the meatballs :)

    and that salad made me laugh… that is MY kind of salad – crouton to lettuce ratio about 65-35 :D

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