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« on: July 03, 2007 01:00:47 PM »

His birthday is coming up. Thank god for craftsters I was able to get help on his gifts which is another story.

But a little background. Going out for 5 years in jan. He doesnt' eat anything. He's italian. Typically what he likes is angelhair pasta, breadsticks and i have no idea. Only marenara sauce no meat sauce not because he's a vegitarian he's just that picki.

Any Ideas on a italian dinner?

I'm working on a dnd cake which should be interesting....  Undecided Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2007 03:12:04 PM »

the fiance and i are both italian...but i'm the picky one!

..so he only likes angelhair? geeze..it all tastes the same  Tongue
he doesn't even like alfredo sauce?

my mom takes angel hair and throws in some butter, garlic, black pepper, and bacon. i suppose you can do something like that (just no bacon).

start off with a big bowl of marenara and breadsticks, then come in with the pasta. good luck, and i can't wait to see the cake!

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2007 12:58:33 PM »

the fiance and i are both italian...but i'm the picky one!

..so he only likes angelhair? geeze..it all tastes the same  Tongue
he doesn't even like alfredo sauce?

my mom takes angel hair and throws in some butter, garlic, black pepper, and bacon. i suppose you can do something like that (just no bacon).

start off with a big bowl of marenara and breadsticks, then come in with the pasta. good luck, and i can't wait to see the cake!



I'm totally with you i'm italian to. And man it's like a sin not to like alfredo sauce. I can't believe he doesn't like it. It took me so much work to go ahead and get him to try bread sticks AND marenara TOGETHER. He's soo funny.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2007 10:44:39 AM »

A really good alternative to mariana is roasting tomatoes in the oven.  I like to quarter some good tomatoes, chop some garlic, a little salt, pepper, put it in a roasting pan and coat everything in olive oil.  Stick it in the oven and roast it for a while.  (I'd say something like 375, start with maybe 20 minutes and keep checking it from there)  Eventually the tomatoes kind of start to fall apart when you poke them and make saucy goodness.  I like to add some basil in there somewhere, probably half way through the cooking process.  It's a pretty flexible recipe so you can totaly play with it! Good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2007 09:00:42 AM »

Well, it sounds like he knows what he likes and doesn't, and if it's a special occasion do you really want to make him something you don't know he'll like that much? I would just give him his usual pasta. Maybe you can make the breadsticks extra special or something!
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2007 12:58:51 PM »

gardetto's makes an awesome italian recipe blend, not sure if it's new or what, i've just recently discovered them. but you could always get some of those and just keep feeding him until he's full!

or even better, give the bag a few good whacks and get it nice and crumbly, then sprinkle the crumbs over some sort of pasta.
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2007 05:37:21 PM »

I don't know if he would eat this, but I have been making a light sort of pasta sauce lately that is good with angel hair. Basically, I take a bit of olive oil (no good at measuring, but make sure it's enough for you to toss your pasta with) and heat it up on the stove. While it's heating, I chop up a couple cloves of garlic very finely and I shave off some mild onion like vidalia (really only need a little) and then I crush some fennel  seeds with my mortar and pestle and that all goes into the olive oil to be sauteed. Also rosemary and basil are good additions here. while that sautees, cook your pasta and then drain it, of course, then toss it with the olive oil mixture and top it with parmesan or mozzarella cheese. The fennel and herbs help tone down the spiciness of the garlic and onion. Because it is olive oil based, it is nice and light and not a heavy cream or tomato or meat sauce. And the cheese, well cheese has no function other than just being wonderful melty gooey glory.
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2007 05:42:48 PM »

I made this for my family the other day and they loved it. I got pork but you can get chicken or veal or whatever...and i used the Parmesan shake n bake crust mix (yeah its cheating) and I cooked it in the oven.  I took a small can of tomato sauce and can of Italian style diced tomatoes, mixed them together and heated them in saucepan. I added some Italian seasoning.... I cooked the shake n baked pork according to the directions but during the last five minutes I sprinkled with mozzarella cheese.  When I took it out of the oven I spooned some of the tomato mixture on it....

I served this with angel hair pasta, a french baguette bread which I heated up to get crispy, and individual saucers of olive oil with spices. 
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2007 02:59:38 PM »

If you can, I would ask his mother or father (or other close relation).  One of them might be able to let you in on a favorite childhood recipe or something.
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