Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sopranos Sunday Gravy: Lasagne

Well, I decided to take the vegan plunge and join VeganMoFo 2012. What a journey it will be! I have already explored various menu ideas and purchased a few vegan ingredients that I might want to try…..raw cashews, anyone? Stay tuned right here.

Anyway, I thought before October 1st arrives, I would at least mention that I bought “The Sopranos Family Cookbook.” I gotta be honest and say that it’s the total Anti-Vegan experience. The book is a photo album, yearbook, journal and cookbook all rolled into one. The photos alone make it fantastic….remember how crazy Tony’s mother was?  Actually, I probably shouldn’t admit publically that I watched every episode of The Sopranos….don’t want to shock anyone out there.  It’s pretty violent TV, in case you don’t know….but the FOOD!!!  I remember that Tony was always asking for ‘gabagool' which I guess is some sort of derivation of the word ‘capicola.’ To this day, my husband sometimes randomly says, “Gabagool,” which I interpret to mean, “Ah, I see we’re eating Italian tonight, honey.”

Anyway, a week ago I spent a Sunday afternoon making Sunday Gravy. What a heavenly recipe: veal chops, ribs, sausage, pork, beef and lots of tomatoes….brown the meat, add the tomatoes and simmer all day. I did it up the right way and it was EXCELLENT – move over Artie Bucco!

Rob on his his bike....dreaming of lasagne.

You do not eat all that meat on Sunday with the gravy, but rather remove it and use it for different meals throughout the week. What you see here is Soprano Lasagne – in honor of my son, who requested it…..think veal, pork, sausage and meatballs. Dang! What will my new vegan friends think?

Let’s talk more Sopranos after my vegan venture, shall we? 


  1. Good luck on your Vegan adventure. I'm sure I wouldn't last. If I go a day or two without meat I feel as if I'm withering away.

  2. I joined up for the Vegan McFo as well :)

    And have no fear I watched every episode of the Sopranos (some more than once)...LOVE that show.

  3. I don't like violence, but have watched every episode of the Sopranos too.....go figure. That cookbook sounds interesting. Your lasagne sounds wonderful.

  4. I also enjoyed the Sopranos - didn't watch them all though.
    That looks so delicious - didn't half make my mouth water :))


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