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We meet at lunch time, upon arrival we’ll start with a brindisi ‘cheer’ of Prosecco, together with olives, salami, particular cheeses etc.
After chatting and greeting, we’ll set at the table end the first course is ‘tortellini in brodo’ tortellini cooked in this amazing meat soup done with hen, calf, capon, beef, carrots, onion, celery etc.
After the soup we’ll have the meat (the same boiled in the soup) with mayonnaise ( handmade), ‘salsa verde’ broccoli and artichokes.
In the meanwhile and since a while, the lamb is cooking in the oven…
When we are done with these delicacies, the roosted lamb follows with roosted potatoes and ‘puntarelle’ salad.
When we are done the table is cleaned and fruits and all kinds of Christmas desserts follows: panettone, pandoro and torroni of every kind.
Of course dessert came together with the liquors we use to digest…Amari, mirto and above all grappa.
Easter Monday is a public holiday known as ‘Pasquetta’ Little Easter
We say ‘Pasqua di rinascita, Pasquetta di Festa’: Easter is for ribirth, Ester Monday for partying !
In Pasquetta we traditionally relax with friends having a picnic outdoor.
In the morning, the Italians pack a grill, simple food or leftover and head out on a trip to the lakes, beach, forest or to one of Rome’s parks.
On Easter Sunday the resurrection is celebrated with a Holy Mass and the Benediction ‘Urbi et Orbi’ held by the Pope in Saint Peter square.
At home Easter involve a breakfast with boiled eggs, salami and hot chocolate.
The Easter lunch includes lamb and fried artichokes, and of course chocolate eggs and the dove-shaped ‘Colomba’ cake.
In Italy we say: ‘Natale con I tuoi e Pasqua con chi vuoi’: Christmas with your family, Easter with who you want.
Easter day is when we have our amazing and never-ending traditional meals with friends and family alike.
In Rome we honor and love Saint Joseph. He’s celebrated both on March 19th and on May 1st.
March 19th is a special date for us: it’s Father’s day too.
On March 19th It is celebrated the sanctification of Saint Josepeh, Jesus father, patron of artisans, carpentersand protector of all popes.
This is an extremely easy recipe that gives excellent results and require a very short preparation.
Take all the kind of vegetables you like more (zucchini, pepper, potatoes, mushrooms, carrot, onion, tomato, artichokes – not leafs vegetables as spinach , usually I don’t use broccoli or cauliflowers either because they have a too strong flavor that will cover the others) or you’ve at home.
This is a delicious way to cook meat in a simple and fast way!!
My children love it !!
This is my today's lunch pasta. It's a rapid and healthy recipe. You can use any broccoli, cauliflower etc. It’s really delicious!!
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