Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Family Traditions; Easter Ravioli
You may be stopping by to see some Caramel-Topped Flan, which, for several reasons you will not find here today. I know, I am a total TWD drop-out, but if they will keep me, I do promise (which, I know, I have said before)...much like my state's govenator used to say..."I'll be back!"...click this Tuesday's with Dorie Link to see all the pretty flan!
The main reason you will not see any Caramel-Topped Flan is that it was EASTER this weekend!! I got super-lucky and pretty much won the husband lottery. He opens my car door (after nearly a decade together), cooks with the best of them, and above all that has an AWESOME family that I am so happy to be a part of!!
Here is the back story of Easter Ravioli....This year was the 20th anniversary of this fabulous tradition. Apparently 20 years ago, when my husband was 10, and although he was young, he obviously understood that his mother and Nana were total badasses in the kitchen, he asked Nana to make him some ravioli. Or, rather, he said, "Nana, how come you don't make me some ravioli." Well, what would any good Italian Nana do?!? She, together with Nate's Papa (who we miss very much, but know he's smiling on us when we get together to make and eat ravioli ever Easter!) would spend a day preparing this spectacular Easter feast. Now, Nate and I are proud to be part of the tradition, and every year, on the Saturday before Easter, we go meet Nana at Mom & Dad's house and roll out some serious food.
I will update this post very soon with the parts of the recipe that I can share with the world (the dough & filling) but as for the sauce, that's top-secret and you'd have to marry one of us to get it!
For now, enjoy the photos of our labor of love! HAPPY (belated) EASTER!!