Five faves for Tuesday

Dr Tanya is our host for the Five Things Tuesday challenge.
Italian cuisine is very much a part of the food scene worldwide. Pizza has the same universal appeal as cola drinks. There are so many other Italian foods that we all love even if we’ve never set foot in Italy. Today she asks us to list five of our favourites.

Pizza:
I like Hawaiian, with pineapple, ham and mushroom. I also like pepperoni though the last one I had was a bit too fatty and gave me indigestion!

Spaghetti:
I make a pretty mean spaghetti bolognese. Using our own onions and tomatoes gives it an extra umph.~
Pasta:
Tomatoes and onions again with pasta, add mushrooms, ham, mixed veg, green beans, whatever, top with cheese and bake for half an hour. Yum.
Lasagna:
Pretty basic recipe here for my spaghetti bolognese, chili and lasagna. In truth I haven’t made one for a while, but it’s something Hubby can eat.
This one was an experiment and all veg.

Italian Ice Cream
Not cornettos, the real McCoy. I had the best ever in Milan.

Note: all food pictures are mine.

 

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Five faves for Tuesday

  1. Just finished some academic work and feeling seriously hungry! I love all these things!

  2. murisopsis says:

    I make a wonderful “from scratch” alfredo sauce with imitation crab that is a favorite! I also make a shrimp pesto over capellini pasta that everyone loves. I tried a vegetarian lasagna that was not well received… how do you do yours??

    • Neither of us like shrimp or crab (though I like prawns!) and he can’t tolerate tomatoes in great quantity now. My veg lasagna was an experiment which paid off though. I used cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, onions and garlic which was cooked until soft, then drained. I layered that with the pasta sheets and cheese sauce, sprinkled grated cheese on the top then cooked it in the oven for about half an hour. Cauli tends to retain the water so it pays to make sure all excess is removed otherwise it goes soggy.

  3. I don’t think I could live without tomatoes and onions.

    Your food photography is awesome.

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