Sunday, April 12, 2020

Dinner for a Pandemic 8

Salad: lettuce, tomato, red onion, olives, Bosch pear chunks, strawberries, blood orange pieces. Balsamic vinaigrette.
Baked Penne Pasta with Ricotta, Mozzarella and Meat Ragu
Meatballs, Italian Hot Sausage, Roast Pork pieces
Grated Parmigiano Reggiano, Red Wine, Selzer

I do like to cook. Unfortunately we are not able to have guests, and I admit, that is part of the fun - feeding people good basic food.

I was either going to buy some lasagna noodles (forgot to put it on my list) or make homemade lasagna noodles with the pasta machine. I did neither. Looked in the cupboard and chose the penne pasta for this lasagna imposter - maybe the original Mac and Cheese.

I love pasta. I mean, I really love pasta.

And this was a holiday meal. Mom would usually make lasagna or manicotti for Easter. So this was also in memory of my mom.

We are also very fortunate to have food and drink and companionship and a house and a well behaved dog and a garden almost ready for planting.

We may not say a formal "grace" (latin: gratus, thankful) we do in our own simple way.

We decided to save our Easter Ham for sandwiches.
(Lost Photo of a Package of sliced deli ham)

And here are some lilacs for a visual desert.


  1. What a delicious looking Easter meal! Love how colourful the salad is!

  2. Oh, you major tease! I'm drooling over the pasta, meatballs, and sausage!



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