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Sunday Dinner Again ? Of Course

Sundays are family days. I try to remember that. Our metropolitan lives, with hustle and bustle of New York competition, keeps bound up in lifestyles that too often leave little space for things that are really important in life. As a consequence, life balance is something that many of us lack, and strive to achieve.

My cooking, whether done on a week day starting at 8:00 PM , or on major festive days like Christmas, or just even plain Sundays, is a formula that helps me recalibrate, and spend quality time with loved ones and friends. The kitchen, the kitchen table in traditional is a place of gathering, of familial communion and sharing. And at my house, the kitchen island, is where a dish out dishes of love.

So folks, on just an ordinary Sunday, here's what happens when I become just little me , and put love into  into my cooking .  I've picked one from each section of the meal for you to try , virtually that is

Sunday Dinner Menu (excerpts)

Cremini Mushrooms stuffed with Tarragon Goat cheese,

Artisan Bavette Rigate  in  A Tomato Ricotta Sauce

Contorni (sides)
Roasted Cauliflower with Tomatoes and Shallots

Stuffed Cremini Mushrooms

A great starter , full of taste , something that can be part of a very elegant ensemble of  Hors d'oeuvres. Stuff the mushroom caps with a mixture of goat cheese , bread crumbs, herbs, EVOO. I mixed in some tarragon . Bake until golden.

Hint: a glass of Prosecco wine completes the starter experience.

Bavette Rigate in Tomato Ricotta Saucce
This is a very simple pasta dish that packs a punch of goodness. I can see many of my friends going for seconds after seconds..

Roasted Cauliflower with Shallots and Tomatoes
Roasted vegetables are always nice. This particular dish was especially good  Very simple to make. Toss herb (your choice) seasoned with vegetables into a roasting pan. Roast at 425 F .



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