last week, with an empty fridge waiting for a peapod delivery, i decided to take a walk down to american provisions in southie to find something for dinner. the store has gourmet food prices to match its selection, but the quality of the products is a welcome addition to the neighborhood in my opinion. although i didn’t need any assistance, the employees have also always been willing to help during other trips to the shop.
my dinner consisted of nuovo ravioli from their freezer section, supplemented by some french bread and tomato basil sauce from stop & shop (conveniently located a few minutes from american provisions). it was a tough decision when goat cheese ravioli sat next to this flavor, but peas, proscuitto, and provolone seemed like a more unique option. and it turns out that nuovo pasta is made in stratford, ct – my mom grew up there. i also purchased some fresh green beans to snack on while i waited for the pasta to cook.
conveniently, i also had an open bottle of wine in the refrigerator. earlier in the week, i had stopped at southie liquors, intent on purchasing a red wine to expand my palette… riesling tends to be my go-to wine. and then they had a wine tasting when i walked in the door and that all changed.
this washington hills riesling was a little on the sweet side, but it was refreshing and the price was right ($9.99).
while the pasta boiled, i brushed some olive oil on the bread and stuck it under the broiler. minutes later, i had a quick, easy, and delicious dinner. watch out goat cheese pasta, you’re next.