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October 17, 2010

Sunday Dinner: Lasagna, Meatballs, Sausage and “Gravy”

For those of you who have been following the goings on in Persephone’s Kitchen, you’ll know most important things to me are techniques, tradition and family.  I’m determined not to lose the family history that is contained in recipes handed down generation to generation. 

As a result, Persephone doesn’t always do the cooking.  This morning, while the marathoners made their way to the finish line, I sat in Rhea‘s kitchen and watched her start the involved process of a big Italian-American Sunday dinner.  Her lasagna and meatballs require the patient efforts of a Thanksgiving dinner.  So when she decides to make Italian, everybody gathers ’round.  Cronus is especially happy.  All day the sausages and homemade meatballs braised in scratch tomato sauce.  The long day’s work meant that tonight we were treated to her homemade gravy (for those of you not from Jersey, that’s the tomato sauce), meatballs, sausage and lasagna.  Food coma heaven.  And Cronus, bless him, broke out a Red from A.D. 1991 to properly celebrate Mom’s hard work.

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October 17, 2010

Hungry Caterpillar

In putting all the garden to bed for the fall, we pulled up the last of the tomato and pepper plants.  We found this “little” guy on one of the pepper plants.  He had pretty much cleaned off most all the leaves.  Cherub was fascinated and who could blame her.  It reminded us of the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland.  This is either a tobacco hornworm or a tomato hornworm.  I’m leaning toward a tobacco hornworm.  But whatever it is, it doesn’t sting or bite.  We tossed it in the compost with the rest of pulled up pepper plants after our photo shoot.

 

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