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Ragu for You?


My Godson, Casey, came for a visit, and brought his girlfriend, Sarah, for us to meet. Sarah and I bonded instantly, finding we had much in common: enjoying food and shopping (among many other things)! We spent two days and evenings talking and laughing in the pool, eating and drinking well, and sharing family stories.

Sarah was interested in learning to make "real" Italian meat sauce. I was happy to teach my methods! We had a large pot of sauce simmering (ragu of pork shoulder meat), and I made a simple ricotta filling for some packaged manicotti. Casey and Sarah stuffed the manicotti, and helped make dinner. They also did all the kitchen clean-up both nights of their visit! It worked for me! We had salad with balsamic dressing, mozzarella balls wrapped in prosciutto, and cherry tomatoes with shaved parmesan, and the pork meat from the sauce. We drank the Barolo that Casey and Sarah brought, and the kids polished off last night's fruit tart for dessert!
It was a lovely two-day visit that was quite a treat for THIS happy Godmother!



Comments (6)

Like to eat and also clean up the kitchen mess? Send them to me instantly.

Very, very pretty plates, Palma.

Now those are houseguests worth inviting back! What fun!

Sounds like a great weekend!

My lord - does this mean that Gail, John, and I have to do all of the dishes after the GTG? OMG!!!!!!!

Barb Cabot:

They look so happy cooking together. What a great visit for all!


Palma, so you have a Casey, too? Lucky you. Also, I would love your ragu recipe--always looking for a new one. See you Friday.

Jerry, we're in deep trouble....I SAW all those dishes last year. There were hundreds.

Okay, maybe if we drink too much vino she'll be afraid for us to touch them....

Keep thinking.

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