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Old 07-03-2016, 06:26 PM   #1
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Whatcha eat, Pete? Sunday 7-3-16.

Been sort of a lazy day and I've been feeling not so energetic, so we'll have Chicken Piccata per Giada De Laurentiis. Love this recipe. Also trying to use up some little snivvles of leftovers, so our side will be warmed up Puerto Rican red beans and rice. We were gifted with bounty from Glenn's son's garden yesterday, which means there'll be a nice big plate of cucumber spears. Iced tea will wash it down and birthday cake and homemade vanilla ice cream will sweeten the deal.

What is everyone else doing?

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Old 07-03-2016, 06:35 PM   #2
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We had a feast. A cold Armenian appetizer of stuffed grape leaves and a bulgar, onion, lemon and tomato appetizer served with pita. My daughters brought a chip and dip and a cheese ball. I grilled marinated beef souvlaki and roasted red and green peppers. Daughter #2 made tzatziki and we had gyro style sandwiches on pita. We also had salad and corn on the cob. Dessert was chocolate cream pie and cheesecake brownies.
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I just had my usual vegetarian platter (take out) from this Middle Eastern joint. That was my linner.
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Old 07-03-2016, 07:32 PM   #4
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I'm doing my first attempt at "Italian Sunday Gravy" today. I had never heard of it before DC but it's always interested me with it's variety of meats. I think it was our beloved Kades who first brought it to my attention years ago, so after all this time, today's the day. It's sure smelling good cooking away in my Nesco Roaster with gr.pork/hot Italian sausage/a piece of a beef tri tip to be shredded/a pork shoulder bone/lots of dried porchini with red wine in a highly spiced tomato "gravy".

Anyone else make Italian Sunday Gravy? I'm open to further suggestions.
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Old 07-03-2016, 07:43 PM   #5
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Kayelle, I haven't made Sunday gravy, but I've seen recipes that include meatballs.
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Old 07-03-2016, 07:48 PM   #6
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DH smoked pork ribs today and I made baked beans and cole slaw. He brushed my ribs with a barbecue sauce made in Michigan that my brother and SIL gave us for Christmas. Yummy He likes his plain.
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Old 07-03-2016, 08:13 PM   #7
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Good sounding (and looking) meals all around.

Nothing fancy here. Last night I found stuffed cabbage rolls in the back of the freezer that needed to be used up, so that's what I had.

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...Anyone else make Italian Sunday Gravy? I'm open to further suggestions.

I've been making it for about 13 years. I use a recipe I got from a chef in an Italian restaurant in NYC (via TV and the internet).

It includes a fantastic meatball recipe, Italian sausage and a recipe for a Bracciole di Maiale (stuffed pork roll). Sometimes I substitute chunks of beef chuck for the pork. It's a favorite meal for us. I like it because I can freeze meal-sized portions and enjoy it over and over again.
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Kayelle, I haven't made Sunday gravy, but I've seen recipes that include meatballs.
I've heard of meatballs also GG, but since I had enough scraps of meat, I didn't go to the bother. Mine will be on a bed of cooked kale, and his on a bed of bow ties. It's been a fun experiment with freezer packs for another meal or two. Love that part.

That barbecue sauce sounds deeeeelectable GG !!

Just read your response Andy. Thank you!
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I'm doing my first attempt at "Italian Sunday Gravy" today. ... snipped ...
Anyone else make Italian Sunday Gravy? I'm open to further suggestions.
K, my "Gravy" or "Sunday sauce" consists of meatballs (par-baked), country pork ribs (browned) and hot italian sausages (par-baked with the meatballs), san marzano canned tomatoes (whole please and crushed in my hands) with loads of fresh minced garlic, dried oregano, grated parm and fresh flat leaf parsley.
The meats are fished out, placed on a warmed platter and the sauce in a separate bowl as well as the pasta, or in the gluten/carb free folks, Zoodles, MMM!
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