At least once a month, my mom and I kidnap my grandma to get her out of the house. My grandfather is a touch of a conspiracy nut, and spends all day in front of the computer, wondering if the world is ending. While I am happy he was able to embrace technology, there are some concepts that seem to elude him. Like Photoshop can be used to make a certain president’s birth certificate look um...dubious?
Anyways, my grandma is very social. She hates being trapped in the house. I can’t say I blame her. So we kidnapped her a few days ago to take her to lunch and a movie. She’s hard of hearing, but The Artist is playing, and I’ve been dying to see it. The silent movie aspect of it helps. Most of the movie has a soundtrack, but it is so weird not hearing footsteps or doors slamming. I didn’t miss hearing the actors speak, but I did miss background noise.
Before the movie, we went to lunch at Pizzeria Mozza. Every single thing I have read about this place was true. It was fantastic. Easily the best pizza I have ever had, and we have some fantastic pizza places. What really stuck out for me was the dessert.
I have been wanting to try the Butterscotch Bundino since last summer when my mom and I saw Hairspray at the Hollywood Bowl. People sitting behind us had gone to Mozza2Go for their picnic supplies, and all I wanted was to steal their butterscotch pudding cup. When I finally tried it this week, it was as good as I had imagined. The bundino was amazing (and I will be making it soon), but what made the dessert were the Rosemary Pine Nut Cookies.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before, but I adore pine nuts. They are my favorite nut. I eat them plain, in pasta, and now in cookies. If you come over for dinner and there are pinenuts in the food, chances are very, very high that I made it.