So I decided to do an Italy inspired menu this week, but .. alas. Life has really gotten in the way. I was finally able to do something today, though. I am really excited about the way they turned out.
First I started off with a can and a half of crushed tomatoes. I added some fresh basil, oregano, mushrooms, thyme, some salt, pepper, and a half a bottle of cab… I simmered that for about an hour, then started on the main event: Braciole.
I pounded flat a few slabs of beef, coated them with minced mushroom, oregano, grated romano cheese, and thyme. I tied them closed with butcher string, then browned them off. Once done, I took them for a swim in the red sauce I made. Put it all in the oven and let it go for 2 hours at 375.
I paired it with some spaghetti and garlic bread to complete what can only be described as an EPIC meal. EPIC!
I highly suggest that you try it sometime.
Any suggestions for how to continue my Italy inspired dinner menu?