First, this really is a blog about Pace Picante sauce. Truly. As a member of the Tastemaker Program in Foodbuzz, I do occasionally get some delectables in the mail. I then devise a recipe.
And the sauce does look enticing, does it not?
But then there's some other news.
Pride and Prejudice has been published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals and is on their website! Why the excitement? It took me three years to adapt it. Six months to fix it and then three months to edit it. You'd think since Jane Austen already wrote the book, adapting it would be a cinch. Well, no. There's the matter of fifty locales which a film can do - but theatre does not look kindly on constant set changes. Producers much prefer a set of three walls, a table and two chairs. If they're feeling charitable, they may allow a couch. Info on the play is here.
But it's done! Adapted! Published! And my dream of making this wonderful accessible for high schools to do is a reality. Of course, now I need to wait and see if any high schools actually do it.... so back to Pace Picante Sauce - and how does one make it Italian?
There's my stand-by - good old Mascarpone cheese. Spray a 9-inch pie plate and shmear Mascarpone (or cream cheese) on the bottom.
Empty your jar of Pace Picante Sauce on top of it.
Add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, 1-1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese or a blend of shredded Italian cheeses.