Sunday Dinner recipes: That’s Italian! (1974)

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Sunday Italian dinner recipes 1974

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The Sunday Dinner. That’s Italian!

In an Italian home, Sunday Dinner is not just a meal, it’s an experience. The table is laden with good things to eat. And everyone is welcome to pull up a chair.

But there’s more. An authentic Italian Sunday Dinner can also be truly economical and surprisingly easy to prepare. The way you see in these recipes here.

Of course, a dinner like this tastes good on any night. So you can make your Sunday Dinner any day of the week. What’s more, there are other good, easy-to-prepare Italian dinner ideas. So we’ve put lots of menus and recipes together.

Antipasto: Choose from salami, cheese, roasted peppers, anchovies, radishes, celery, olives, sardines, pimentos, stuffed eggplant, tuna, fava beans. Serve with oil and vinegar.

Zabaglione recipe: A rich, creamy custard dessert. Beat 4 egg yolks until light and lemon-colored. Gradually add 4 tablespoons of sugar, beating constantly. Add 1/3 cup Marsala wine and beat thoroughly. Place in top of double boiler and cook over hot, not boiling water until thick, beating continuously. Pour into dessert dishes. Serve warm alone or as a sauce over fruit. (Serves 4)

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Sunday Italian dinner recipes 1974

Italian food precipe: Ragu Spaghettini Sausage Emelia

8 oz Brown ‘n serve sausage, sliced
1 cup onion, sliced
1/4 lb mushrooms, sliced
1 jar (15 1/2 oz) Ragu Spaghetti Sauce
1/2 lb spaghettini, cooked
2 tbs parsley flakes
2 tbs salad oil
1/2 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
1/3 cup bottled Italian salad dressing

Brown sausages, onions, mushrooms in oil in large skillet. Drain. Add spaghetti sauce and 1 tbs parsley flakes. Simmer 10 min, stir occasionally. Mix cheese, salad dressing, remaining 1 tbs parsley flakes into hot, cooked spaghettini.

Turn into greased 4-6 cup ring mold. Let stand a few minutes. Unmold onto large platter. Pour sauce into center of pasta ring. Serves 4.

Easy, saucy spaghetti recipes from the noodle's '60s & '70s heyday

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  1. The glued spaghetti cake is horrifying. And we wouldn’t mix it with meatballs anyway. Meatballs are a main course. Garlic bread doesn’t exist here. Zabaione is a stuffing for pastry sweets. There is no wine.

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