Please read all material on this page, including the linked pages. It will save us all lots of time.
Please note items not in bold are no longer needed!
I am hoping for a very large turnout for our spring feast!
Our menu will consist of dishes from the southern Italian regions of Abruzzo, Molise and neighboring regions. Please look at the recipes below and choose four that you like, and write to me using the 'contact' button to the left here on this page. I will add you to the RSVP list at that time. We will start with the meat and fish recipes. Those who wish to cook appetizers, pasta, desserts, or side dishes will be asked to prepare two or three of those dishes, to make things more equitable.
To open the recipe, simply click on the menu item! Please remember to scale the recipe for 8-12 servings!
The number in parentheses following the item is the number of servings times 10. So, (1-2) means that we need 10-20 servings, made by one or two people. When the numbers equal out, we have enough of that dish.
For example, if the dish reads like this: Pizza (3) (1-Betty Jo, 1-Bobbie Jo, 1-Billie Jo) then we no longer need that dish.
If you have questions, please do not use the 'comments' feature of the web site here. I may not see it, and others may get confused by the question. Instead, please call me at[masked] or send me an e-mail message.
Items in bold type are needed. Items not in bold type are accounted for.
Most questions you might have will be answered here:
Please note the structure of an Italian feast, so that you understand the meanings of the terms Primo, Secondo, Contorno, etc.:
Prosciutto with figs (1-2) (1-Mike Massa)
Salad of beets and endive (2) (1-Melody, 1-Michelle Messer)
Rustic pie appetizer - Molise (1-2) (1-Melody, 1-John Stacy)
Pizza with vegetables (1-2)
Three Virtues Soup recipe 1 (1-Angelo)
Three virtues Soup recipe 2 (1-Tony Princi)
Spaghetti- Molise style (2) (1-Liz Palmo, 1-Anton Wood)
Pasta with Lamb in Saffron Sauce (2) (1-Christopher Ragusa)
Pasta - Tagliatelle with hazelnut pesto (1) (1-Michelle Messer)
Fish - Baked Bream (1-2)
Fish - Baked Red Mullet (1-2)
Fish - Mullet with rosemary (1-2) (1-Mike Scarpitti)
Swordfish casserole (1-2) (1-David Dixon)
Lamb in peppery wine sauce (1-2) (1-Liz Palmo)
Braised lamb shanks (1-2) ( 1-John Stacy)
Beef roll - Braciole (1-2) (1-Gil Balden)
Polenta on a board (with sausages) (1-2) (1-Ray Massa)
Lentils - stewed lentils (1-2) (1- Toni West)
Lasagne - Baked vegetable lasagna (add spinach?) (1-2)
Rice and peas Risi e Bisi (1-2) 1-(Cynthia Peavy)
Eggplant - baked eggplant (1-2) (1-Christopher Ragusa)
Eggplant Parmesan (1-2) (1-Michelle Messer)
Peppers - Stuffed peppers (1-2) (1-Michelle Messer)
Peas - Snow peas in little drums Video below (1-2)
Ciambella Cake (2) (2-Melody)
Cookies - Italian orange cookies (1-2) (1- Toni West, 1-Cynthia Peavy)
Zabaglione (1-2) (Michelle Messer)