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Old 08-15-2011, 05:37 PM   #11
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Big day today in Italy: it's Ferragosto, from the Latin "feriae Augusti", the rest of Augustus. The holiday was established by the emperor Ottaviano Augusto in the year 18 b.C. (it coincides with the catholic celebration of the Assumption of Mary).
Today we will have lasagne and saltimbocca alla romana (veal rolled with prosciutto and sauce, fried in a pan).
Buon appetito!

very interesting, luca.
i wonder which came first? not chronologically, of course, but when did catholics decide when was mary's assumption vs. when did the calendar change for the addition of the emporers? gotta look it up.

and why saltimboca? i had it last night. i guess the chef knew what i was doing... lol.
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:48 PM   #12
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I'm going to make some loaded mac and cheese, too... to go with the ribs. I picked up some of the town grocer's homemade potato salad earlier. I've got about 2-1/2 hours to decide on what flavor sauce I've got a taste for. Maybe I'll try doctoring up some of that on sale Masterpiece I recently bought.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:37 PM   #13
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I'm still full from finishing off the leftover Stuffed Ham from this weekends festivities. If I get hungry later, I think I will make a salad.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:22 PM   #14
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Was a toss-up between Smoked shrimp and Thai Beef Salad tonight.. Going with the Thai Beef salad and shopping for the smoked shrimp stuff for thursday night dinner.

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Old 08-15-2011, 07:39 PM   #15
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I'm making stuffed green peppers and mashed potatoes. From there....I don't have a plan. :)
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:57 PM   #16
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Meatball subs with a salad. Made a really nice bacon & sauteed onion dressing
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:59 PM   #17
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We has Sloppy Joes (Manwiches, Messy Petes) and salad tonight. Quick N Easy!!
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:46 PM   #18
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Everything was yummy.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:33 PM   #19
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rib eye steak, baked sweet potato, and early green peas. my meal time are all screwed up because my sleep is all screwed.
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chicken noodle soup... I have the chicken with broth in the small crock-pot now. I'm going to cook the vegies in the oven... gives it a heartier flavor.
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