An Italian GrigliataSunday, July 15, 2012
You may be wondering what is a lasagna tray doing at an Italian Barbecue?!? At an Italian grigliata (barbecue), you will surely find plenty of delicious meat. Minus the sauce. They don’t smother their meat in sweet sauces usually as we do in the States. There is usually a wonderfully light sauce based on olive oil and fresh herbs.
Perfect to dunk your fresh bread in.But there is always lasagne. At least at a barbecue that Teresa has is involved in;).
My husband’s nonna was taking a break in the shade. She worked hard cooking with her daughter (my mother-in-law Teresa)for the feast. They made a lasagne and baked some desserts.
Even Italian cats get to enjoy homemade lasagne.
Tender and sweet grilled eggplant and stuffed tomatoes were part of the contorni (side dishes).
Zio Giovanni’s pears were almost ready to sample.
The family reunited for a day of eating.
Yep. That’s me on the right. Chilling after drinking a little too much homemade vino. Little Luca took that photo. I’m relaxing and enjoying every moment.
I'm back home and will catch you all up on some more deliciousness from Italy in the next few weeks. Thanks for stopping by!:)
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