Happy “Pasquetta” !
In Italy, Easter Monday is called Pasquetta, you can translate it into “little Easter” and it is the day that traditionally families would go and have a pic-nic in the countryside or the seaside.
We are not going to have a picnic this year, but we will be out of town :-)
This week’s menu will start with Tuesday . . . as we are not home on Monday and I will not be cooking !
Tuesday I’ll prepare a quinoa salad for the children’s lunch, and some cotolette for dinner ( cotolette are traditionally veal cutlets that are dipped in egg and then breaded and then fried. I usually make them with pork loin as I like the pork flavour better . . . .
Wednesday is pizza day at school. The kids have swimming until late in the evening, so dinner will be Carbonara – spaghetti with egg and pancetta . . . yummmmmmmm !!!!
Tursday we will have a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch, and some Ravioli Amari for dinner.
Friday lunch will be a potato and tuna salad, dressed with a little bit of mayo and some chopped pickles. For dinner I will make some drumsticks with herbed butter and baked in the oven . . . . with potatoes.
Saturday lunch will be one of the easiest and quickest dishes in the world . . . spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino . . . spaghetti with garlic, olive oil, and red pepper (we make them without the red pepper . . . the kids like it better ). And dinner will be one of my favourite “Frittata in Trippa”: frittata strips served in tomato sauce.
Sunday lunch we will make some pasta with my raug ( meat sauce) and for dinner I’ll make Saltimbocca alla Romana – veal cutlets with a slice of cheese and a slice of ham . . . I’ll post the recipe on Friday !
Nautrally every meal is accompanied by lots of vegetables, a salad, and fruit . . . but I don’t need to plan it ahead – it is simply ALWAYS there !