Food - THE DICE
Ricotta cheese Ingredients:<br />
1 gallon whole milk<br />
1 pint heavy cream<br />
1 8 oz. sour cream<br />
Dash of salt<br />
1-2 small lemons<br />
You will need a large silicone basting brush and at least an 8 qt. pot.<br />
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Manicotti Filling Ingredients: ( we call it Mana-got)<br />
Your homemade ricotta cheese<br />
Ball of Oaxaca cheese (sorry Nana, but it's so buttery!)<br />
Grated Pecorino Romano cheese<br />
Parsley<br />
2 eggs<br />
1/2 cup bread crumbs<br />
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Crepe ingredients<br />
6 eggs<br />
1 and 1/2 cup water<br />
1 cup flour<br />
pinch salt<br />
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Meatball Ingredients:<br />
2 lb. Ground beef<br />
1 egg<br />
2 cups fresh bread crumbs<br />
Salt<br />
Pepper<br />
1/2 cup fresh parsley<br />
1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano<br />
3 cloves garlic (minced)<br />
Brasciole Ingredients:<br />
4 large milanese style beef cutlets<br />
4 hard boiled eggs<br />
1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano (more to come!)<br />
1 cup fresh parsley<br />
3 cloves garlic<br />
Salt & pepper<br />
Butcher's twine<br />
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Sauce ingredients:<br />
3 large cans peeled tomatoes (save an empty can to hold your wooden spoon)<br />
3 8 oz. cans tomato sauce<br />
2 cans tomato paste (save an empty can)<br />
3 cloves garlic<br />
Dash salt<br />
Splash of olive oil<br />
About 2 tablespoons of the strained meatball grease, providing you didn't burn or violate it in any way. Otherwise use a tablespoon of lard and the olive oil.<br />
1 paste can of red wine (this is why you save the can)<br />
1 paste can of water<br />
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Fresh Italian sausage- 1 lb. sweet and 1 lb. hot<br />
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Salad Ingredients:<br />
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Serving:<br />
2 lb. spaghetti or your favorite pasta served family style in a big bowl. Mix a few ladles of sauce into your al dente' pasta and place all of the meats on a nice big platter, being careful not to destroy the Brasciole! It will be so tender that if you stir the sauce it will disintegrate and you will be left with something that resembles a Sloppy Joe. Not good! Slice the Brasciole carefully with a SHARP knife on the platter and discard the string. <br />
Tell everyone to belly up & serve themselves!<br />
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You will also need:<br />
Parsley for garnish<br />
Plenty of grated Pecorino Romano on top!<br />
A nice Italian or French bread<br />
A great olive oil for dipping bread<br />
Great red wines that you love<br />
About 10 people that you love<br />
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Cooking and preparation time about 8 hours

DOIN' THE DISHES

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