Sunday, March 27, 2016

Buona Pasqua

Dinner at my sister's house. Got to see the my nephew and his family. 
Wish it was a little warmer outside but it was a lovely day with the family. 
Too much food as usual but I did pace myself this time.
On Easter it is best not to forget about the pies at the end of the meal.
Why do we have Rice and Wheat Pie after such a big meal?
When the Angel asked the women why they were crying at the empty tomb 
they said it was because they knew how much Italian women
would have to bake and cook on this day.

Passatelli. I don't care what Ralph says this was and remains
my favorite Easter dish.
 Lenore out did herself with this Rack of Lamb. 
She made a glaze of orange marmalade and lemon juice. 
It cooked in a 300˚ oven for about 2 hours. 
She covered the tips with foil and basted every 1/2 hour.
This was the most delicious meat dish I have had in quite a while. 
The meat was moist and tender and the crust was crispy.
The flavor was light and not fatty. I am sure it is just me but 
I usually find lamb a little fatty tasting.

 Rice Pie and Wheat Pie. The crusts were perfect.

Buona Pasqua!


Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine said...

I would love to have Easter with you! I love all the foods you make and this is an amazing family dinner! Your mom was an amazing inspiration and taught you well !

Anonymous said...

What a great selection that must have been table full of joy!