Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?

Does your family have a Sunday dinner together?  My family struggles to eat together any night of the week let alone Sunday.  But I love what this book is about.  Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner by Lisa Caponigri is not about slaving all day in the kitchen to cook for your family.  Instead, this cookbook encourages cooking together, eating together and just being with family at least once a week.

The book is broken up in to a menu for every week of the year and generally includes a starter, a pasta, a meat, a veggie and a dessert.  The menus do not have to be made all together but are equally as good when mixed and matched.  My husband’s family is Italian so I can’t wait to try out some of these amazing dishes on them.  I am pretty darn excited about the desserts.  As usual.

Lisa shares family stories along with her recipes and quotes in Italian.  I found the recipes very easy to follow and using fresh, easy to find ingredients.

As you can, see I like an awful lot of recipes from this book.  I made sure I flagged the ones I wanted to try, and well, looks like I’ve got several Sunday meals taken care of.  I can’t wait to try out crunchy toasts with white bean puree and basil pesto, green beans with mozzarella and tomatoes, asparagus torte, glazed carrots in marsala wine, spaghetti with cheese and black pepper, macaroni with ricotta (with cinnamon and sugar!), nana’s rictotta cake and of course the wine and nut cake.  What should I make first??!

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*I was sent a copy of the book for review.  All opinions are mine.



  1. says

    Wow Wow Wow I’m buying this book asap. Us Italians love SUnday dinners but I’ve found that life gets in the way more often than not… I will definitely be checking this book out to see if I can restart the tradition!!!

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