It all started when I was away in Italy for month. What was J. going to do for dinner for four long weeks? Of course I left a variety of things in the freezer for him, but eventually that ran out. One day I checked my e mail and he had sent me a link to a pot roast recipe that he had seen in a newspaper. He had made it for himself and it was a success-I got to taste some when I returned home as he had frozen a portion for me. I was excited to know that he now had a meal under his belt that he could whip out when I didn’t feel like cooking!
He came home this week with a piece of meat and the intention of making dinner. He thought I would be home late, but when he saw that I was home and already had dinner plans, his pot roast plans were scrapped. I promised I would make it another night, but I had another version in mind-the one in Domenica Marchetti’s The Glorious Soups and Stews of Italy. I guess I had it on my mind since reading about it on Domenica’s blog the other day. I’ve made this before and it was a hit again last night. I told J. that this could be his new signature dish, but I’m not sure he’s buying it! By the way, Domenica’s cookbook is on my list of favorites so maybe you should add it to your Christmas wish list.