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!!

























9 comments:

Ally said...

Girl, I'm drooling. That is some serious ravioli.

slush said...

I am totally in awe of you right now. I have never ever tried homemade pasta. I am honestly terrified of it. I love your photos too btw. They are fantastic!

Kevin said...

That homemade ravioli looks amazing! I am looking forward to getting a pasta maker so that I can try making my own ravioli.

Melanie said...

What a labor of love! Homemade pasta is a serious goal of mine but I've never tried it before. This ravioli looks divine!

Katie said...

Oh my gosh, this is some of the best ravioli I've ever seen! They look soooooo good and so delicious!

Michelle said...

Your ravioli look gorgeous!! Love the photos and can't wait for your recipes!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Nothing beats homemade ravioli - these are mouthwatering, Beth!

Deborah said...

What a fun tradition! I would love to learn to make my own ravioli.

Carrie said...

I could cry reading/viewing that post! How beautiful your ravioli is! The pictures are lovely as well!
Carrie
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