A Little Oly in Sierra Vista

A Little Oly in Sierra Vista

One of the best parts of living in Washington was being so close to Art & Sally and being able to visit them often (although not as often as we would have liked!) and by visiting I mean eating Sally’s cooking. Sally is an amazing cook and if you haven’t heard me gush before, she is kind of my cooking idol. She doesn’t fuss over her recipes but seems to effortlessly put her means together casually and without rush – the proportions are always just right. Meals at 1702 East 9th taste like you are eating at an amazing restaurant but they still leave you feeling healthy (although sometimes you may have gotten too many seconds because it was just SO GOOD). We miss Sally’s cooking. (Art & Sally – we miss you too – and Ms. B!).

This week, Sally was kind enough to send us the recipe for one of our favorite meals we have been craving – involtini. I was a little nervous that my version wouldn’t come out the same and it also takes a while to prepare, so I saved it for this weekend. On Saturday we got a little distracted by the nice weather, a trip to Tucson and some great time with the pups at the dog park – it was on the late side when we finally got home. I almost decided to scrap it and get take-out, but I stuck with the plan and was SO glad I did when the meal was finally complete. I have to say, I think it came out pretty on-par – Brian agreed, but he could have just been being nice.

Involtini is basically grilled slices of eggplant stuffed with a mixture of feta, lemon juice, pine nuts, parsley & raisins with crushed tomatoes and motzarealla on top & baked. Eggplant is more photo-worthy when raw, but I photo-documented anyways and our Oly-inspired Saturday night is below, for your viewing pleasure 🙂

If you have some time on your hands, I obviously HIGHLY recommend this meal. Thanks Sal!