Monday, August 24, 2015

FABBY: Italian Dinner in the Kitchen-Part 2

Hello sweet friends!

After cleaning and organizing my kitchen I was so glad to make an Italian dinner party for three last Friday. That's why this post is sort of a Part 2. We had a friend of hubby's with us.

I'm using my Italian set for spaghetti, as I did make "Sea Food Marinara Pasta."
The second course was chicken cutlets with a salad. Dessert was ice-cream with Biscotti Cookies. Espresso and Italian spirits for after dinner.

Anyway, here you have it.

Red check table topper for the Italian effect of the setting, lol..
The recipe for "Seafood Marinara Pasta" is at the end of this post.

Italian spaghetti bowls paired with yellow rimmed dinner plates and lemon salad plates.
The placemats are made of 'balsa wood.'

A close up of the spaghetti bowl. I have six along with a big serving bowl for pasta.

The big serving bowl for pasta that's part of the set of six individual spaghetti bowls.

Italian spirits for after dinner and demitasse cups for espresso... they were my dad's who loved espresso coffee after his every dinner.

Our kitchen nook.

Our dinner guest enjoyed the view as much as the food.

Italian white wine, home made Italian bread and cheese.

The demitasse were my father's favorites and I have eight. The ceramic top Bialetti coffee maker was my dad's as well. Mother just gave it to me a couple months ago.
You can see a lovely river the runs by the woods way down there.

Thank you so much for your sweet and kind visits, you always make my day!

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.

I'm specially thanking the generous and supportive hostesses for featuring me.

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 Seafood Marinara Pasta

Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings        

  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the linguine, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Heat another tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in diced tomatoes and green onion; cook and stir until the tomatoes have softened. Stir onion mixture into the tomatoes, then add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, and thyme. Simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in mussels and shrimp, then pour in the wine and lemon juice. Cover and increase heat to high. Cook until shrimp have turned pink and mussels have opened, discarding any that have not opened. Serve over pasta and garnish with lemon wedges.

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  1. Such an inviting table setting and dinner sounds devine. I love, love, love your view out that window, it is amazing. Thanks tons for the recipe, I will definitely try this one.

  2. Fabby, thanks for sharing your recipe! The meal and view could fool one into thinking one was actually in the hills of an Italian village. Love the fact that you have your dad's espresso cups/saucers, and his pot (beautiful). Lucky is any guest of yours when you serve a meal!

  3. Mmmmm, that recipe sounds tempting Fabby! I love the red checks on your table cloth, matches your dinner and your theme really well!

  4. Hi Fabby! Oh, how wonderful it would be to sit down at one of your dinner tables! Your food sounds wonderful and the table setting is lovely! I have the same old Italian cookbook as you - the one with the green cover with the lady on it! Your view is amazing. How nice you have these treasures that belonged to your daddy! :) Hope you're off to a great week.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  5. Hi Fabby,
    What a lovely setting. The dinner sounds wonderful too. Hope all is well with you.
    Hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla x

  6. Fabby, I love the view you have while is beautiful along with your cheery red and white checkered table. It is cooling off nicely here and I am looking forward to heartier meals.
    Have a wonderful week.

  7. Your table setting is wonderful, I love dishes and these are great for your Italian dinner, so colorful and against the checked table cloth is great.

    Thank you for visiting to share on the #OMHGWW this week, your visit is appreciated!!
    Have a beautiful week, Karren

  8. What a beautiful view and a comfortable tablescape! I love that menu, too ... Thank you so much for sharing. I bet your guest really enjoyed the meal!


  9. Hi Fabby... Lovely table setting near the window. Your table cloth match your Italian theme. Love the peculator and the cups lined on ledge. Hope you had a lovely time. Thank you for your visits and your visits make my day. Love and hugs Sujatha:)

  10. It all looks so delightful Fabby. Love the colors and the theme. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. What a beautiful post AND a recipe!!! You are the best!!!
    My favorite table - were I to visit - would ALWAYS be the one by that fabulous window!!! I look forward to seeing window in your every post!

  12. Love the table setting! Those bowls are absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing your place settings and recipe with us! :)

  13. Beautiful table setting and what a delicious dinner you made!!! Love your lemon dishes, and the red checked tablecloth was perfect for this dinner! Thank you for sharing your I have a craving for Italian. Hugs

  14. Sounds delicious - AND everything looks so authentic !
    That view Fabby - OMG that view !
    Looks like you have a painting hanging there - I could just sit there with a cup of tea for hours watching that ever moving canvas!

  15. A delicious meal presented in such a lovely and inviting way! The view is spectacular!

  16. Fabby,
    I adore your Italian tablescape, dear friend!!!
    Using the Spaghetti bowls set the mood for an enjoyable evening, indeed!!!
    Gorgeous views from your kitchen window!!!
    I, too, love a coffee after my meal!!!
    Thank you for sharing your recipe!!!
    Sounds divinely delicious!!!

  17. Fabby, I'm spell bound by the view, just gorgeous! Love your tablescape, so inviting and truly beautiful! What time is dinner, it's scrumptious looking!
    Have a sweet weekend~

  18. Hello sweet Fabby! I wish I had been at the table too! The pasta sounds SO good and the view is to die for! Love the plates, just perfect. Have a lovely weekend!!!!!

  19. Such a charming tablescape! Love the view as well. Your dishes are divine. A very welcoming table...

  20. I want to have dinner in your kitchen. Your view makes my heart sing each time you show a shot of the view out your windows. And the seafood pasta is calling my name, Fabby! '-)

  21. My favorite food. Would have loved having the leftovers.

  22. Love your spaghetti bowls Fabby! And anything would taste great with that view! Fun table and meal~

  23. You have combined cozy and elegant just beautifully here. And what a wonderful view!

  24. No one does a table setting like you. I especially love your tables in the kitchen...warm, beautiful, and making guest extremely comfortable. And, that view .....OH MY....breathtaking....and A RIVER RUNS THRU always reminds me of that movie. :)
    hugs, bj

  25. Fabby, the view definitely is gorgeous! I love the fun pasta dishes and red checks are one of favorite things! The pasta sounds delicious. I make shrimp scampi, but I am going to try this some time. Pinning. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  26. Wow, what a stunning view, dear Fabby! I think if I had a view like that I would want to sit there for hours :)

    So glad you shared this with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs and blessings!

  27. What a fabulous place to dine with that great view. It sounds like the meal was marvelous too! Thank you so much for sharing over at Celebrate it Sunday!

  28. Hi Fabby,
    I love you pretty spaghetti bowls and table setting. The pasta recipe looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe to make it!
    I would love to have you share this at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the start of the new week.
    Julie xo

  29. I love your pretty Italian table with the fabulous view <3 Thank you for the recipe! Visiting from Julie's Lifestyle blog. xo Karen

  30. This looks great. :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  31. Fabby that is a great table and a great view! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!


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