I love you and the more that I get to know you the more I love you. I know you are kinda pricey but I would rather use coupons for other things and buy you full price because you are worth it to me.
Seriously that is how I get about Nutella. While on a little get away in Santa Barbara I was looking over the menu and noticed a “Hazelnut Panna Cotta”. Nutella goes by Hazelnut spread, Nutella is its alias. Excitement was pouring out of me as I almost screamed at the waiter “I will take the panna cotta please.” He was probably thinking not a looney this early in the day!
I think I seriously got butterflies in my stomach as the plate rested on the table. The waiter gave us two spoons and I don’t know what he was thinking that I would share this glorious work of art! Mr. Snail understands that I don’t mind sharing everything else but when it comes to Nutella or shall I say “hazelnut spread” he better back off!
So there I was just me and my dessert…
Needless to say I was in the zone. The dessert eating zone which basically means all other senses turn off so that I can fully experience the taste bud action in my mouth. When I later saw this picture I had to bust up laughing because I totally didn’t know he was taking that picture and it just cracks me up that my tongue was sticking out…how embarrassing. I hope I don’t always do that.
After watching that clip you can understand my compulsion to find the elusive recipe for Nutella Panna Cotta. I found a wonderful recipe over at Technicolor Kitchen. I was so excited. I decided I would wait until my friends came over and try out the recipe on them. The recipe was the star of the evening.