Hi there there. It is Sunday, which in Italy means taking the time to make the pasta-loaded, multicourse, multigenerational household lunch acknowledged as il pranzo di domenica.
This custom is attractive on so a lot of amounts — the slowness of it, the platters of attractive Italian foods, the glass of wine in the center of the working day adopted by a wander and a nap — and I have been fantasizing about creating this kind of a feast correct listed here in New York.
Perhaps you’d like to join me? You could whip up your very own pranzo, setting up it off with David Tanis’s supremely summery caprese antipasto (over), loaded with tomatoes, mozzarella and roasted bell peppers. Then, I’d transform to the pasta-whisperer Colu Henry, with both her lemony zucchini pasta with herbs, or her blond puttanesca with tuna, arugula and capers. For dessert, there’s this easy blackberry jam crostata from my pal Elizabeth Minchilli, who life in Rome. It is acquired a press-in-the-pan cookie crust that takes the concern out of pastry-generating. It’s a wonderful recipe.
That all could be adequate of a feast for a sizzling summer season day. But if you desired to go all out, you could add this fennel-dusted pork loin, then conserve the leftovers to make rice noodles with pork, carrots and herbs on Monday night time.
Here’s another reward you can give on your own for tomorrow: Expend a few and a fifty percent minutes this evening to put alongside one another Genevieve Ko’s dried fruit-crammed overnight oats. Your Monday morning self will thank you.
When she was helming the e-newsletter previous 7 days, my colleague Kim Severson wrote about her family’s enthusiastic motivation to taco Tuesday. If that’s how it goes in your household, also, you could attempt these BLT Tacos, for the reason that in summer time, you can never ever have as well a lot of BLTs.
For Wednesday, how about getting a cue from Tejal Rao’s Auntie Sulu by producing vermicelli sweet corn usli (also identified as upma)? Tejal writes that it is “savory and satisfying, entire of vegetables and fragile fried noodles, and seasoned with coconut and cashews.” It’s an best South Indian breakfast that she also endorses for lunch or supper.
Then on Thursday, you could follow Julia Child to France and make her Provençal potato gratin which is major on the garlic and tomatoes. (It is also got an complete tin of anchovies! Go Julia!)