My weekend of food preparation was bookended by a recipe failure and a recipe success.
The failure was a batch of homemade pizza dough that didn't rise properly. I don't know if the problem was bad yeast, a cold draft through the kitchen, the garlic and herbs I added to the dough, or some unknown factor. In the end I was stuck with an insufficiently crisp, thin-crust pizza that was far below my usual standard. Oh, it tasted okay, but it wasn't what it might have been.
Fortunately, I managed to cap off Sunday evening with a spectacular batch of Baked Ziti with Roasted Vegetables. The only downside to this recipe is that it makes a TON - way more than any couple can consume as leftovers in a reasonable amount of time. It's a great meal for guests, though. Maybe I should invite other people to dinner and serve it again today. Nah, the house isn't fit for company.