In my family Braciole was served as on Sundays after church or for special occasions. It’s a classic homestyle Italian dish that is made with lots of love. This is not a quick and easy weeknight dinner, but something to share with you friends and family. A delicious meal they will remember!
Is Sunday supper still a thing?
I was thinking about this the other day. About how sometimes traditions can be lost. I feel like now it’s easier than ever to lose sight of important things in our life because of how busy we get.
I’m so guilty of this.
But I do try to keep traditions that I grew up with as best I can when I can. Things are different now. Much more fast paced, and life never seems to slow down.
I’m not even old…
I find it funny that the things my parents probably felt were insignificant, made a bigger impression on me than other more “extravagant” things.
The smaller moments and memories. It’s what I cherish most.
My only hope is my daughter some day feels the same way about me.
We didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing up, but I have fond memories of coming home from church on Sundays and smelling a distinct aroma coming from the kitchen.
Braciole, sausage, meatballs in a big pot of sauce simmering away on the stove.
It was magical.
I wouldn’t even be hungry. I already had my fill of doughnuts and the orange sugary juice concoction after church; in the courtyard before climbing the trees with other kids in our Sunday best.
(My mom would get so mad at me for scratching my patent leather shoes 😉 )
But I couldn’t wait until supper time as soon as I walked through our back door.
So what’s my point in all this? I guess it’s me validating to myself how much love I pour into my cooking for my family.
It’s not just a meal. It’s an expression. Braciole is a recipe that triggers my emotional side. It was a tradition.
And whenever I have it, I feel like I’m time traveling back to the little girl in her poofy white dress, bonnet, and white stockings wearing patent leather shoes with scuff marks all over them.
Here’s how to make it….Print
I hope you love this recipe for braciole as much as I do.
Talk to you soon friends, take care!