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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cannelloni al Forno





Over Christmas here we thought it would be nice to make some cannelloni. We did the one out of Mario Batali... Molto Italiano Cookbook. We made the pasta, rolled it out, made the filing with the veal and pork, made a red tomato sauce and a white besciamella sauce, cut the pasta into squares, filled them, rolled them and layered on the two sauces. I took us five hours from start to finish. And John helped me with most of it, helping out with all the dishes and cleaning up. If I did it alone I would probably still be in the kitchen.

But we had them for dinner that night and it was worth all the effort...they were good.

33 comments:

  1. I had not heard about any cooking from you for a while and I was worried about you. I'm glad to see that everything is just fine. Hope you had a Merry Christmas.

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  2. Sometimes it's the process which brings us joy, isn't it? What a nice group effort.
    Thinking of you, here in rainy Frankfurt...on our way to the Bavarian countryside tomorrow where we will celebrate the new year in a rented cottage.
    Wishing you fun festivities or a peaceful gathering...whichever it is, have a great time.
    Love you,
    Dawn

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  3. mmmmm they look amazing! sometimes it's the time spent together that makes it all worth while...
    happy holidays!
    xo
    k

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  4. Cannelloni al Forno...hmmm... sounds nummy! I love canneloni but my simple mind started turning and what if you changed the first letters? You'd have Fannelloni la Corno! Would we bake or fry?

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  5. Ah, a perfect winter warmer-upper! Looks great!

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  6. Yum! I don't mind the process if the result is worth it! And cooking together is fun, right? I may have to try this...nothing like fresh pasta!

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  7. This looks YUMMY! It's so nice to spend time in the kitchen together : )

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  8. They looked absolutely delicious! Made me want to try this one..but I'd never made pasta though...

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  9. Oh my gosh, I've always wanted a pasta machine. Now I think I might just have to get myself one. This sounds heavenly. Mmm.

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  10. This all looks so delicious, even though I don't eat much meat. Such great pictures - now I am hungry.

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  11. Mmmm, that looks amazing! Makes me hungry...

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  12. Yummy!I hope you had a great Christmas and are having a great time during your holiday.I'm wishing you all the best for 2010!Only good things and much love to you and yours!

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  13. Those pictures look like Italy.
    Did you drink Zinfandel with this???

    donkey under a full moon

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  14. i'm trying to get my "holiday 10" off, but this looks sooooooo stinkin' good!!! i'm slobbering.

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  15. I need to get out my pasta maker! I've had it for five years and have yet to use it! I see home made pasta in my near future.

    I hope your Christmas was merry and bright! Here's a wonderful, prosperous and healthy new year to you and yours :)

    Jen

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  16. Oh I love cannelloni. Yumm. for some reason Italiam jsut goes with the holidays, doesn't it?

    Well Kary, by al lmeans join in the Creative Tuesday this time around. You don't ahve to draw. Although phtography is not allowed otehr than an emblishment, you can sew somethign, kint something, crochet, or even using typography and write up words perhaps that describe cheerios, perhaps all in a cheerio shape or something? i don't know. Anyway, ideas for you. The main thing is just to use one's other side of the brain we all to often neglect adn to join in a community project.

    Here's wishing you the most delightful new year. i'm so glad we've met in blog land.

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  17. Yum! My mom used to make her own pasta. How I miss it! That cannelloni sounds so wonderful.

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  18. Hello!

    I just found your blog.

    I can almost smell the cannelloni. Delicious!

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  19. So fulfilling when the elbow grease is "worth all the effort!" Did you see my post today??? I GOT JULIA for Christmas!!!! YAY!!!!!! Thank goodness for mother-in-laws who are REALLY good at getting hints!

    You were missed. So glad you're back with a tummy full of yummy cannelloni!

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  20. Wooh! The cannelloni look delish! Looks like you have a nifty pasta maker for this recipe.
    Happy New Year! Wishing you peace and love in 2010. xxoo

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  21. ~time consuming but looks like well worth it~ yum

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  22. You have made me very, very hungry, my friend! Wow, these look like perfection.

    Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year! xoxo Gigi

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  23. Hi Kary! Thanks for visiting my blog - just added you to my bloglist, why has it taken so long?? Beautiful site, thanks so much! Canneloni looks gorgeous, I could do with a plateful now please?! We were in SLO a couple of years ago, stayed at the Garden St Inn. Will let you know next time we're visiting them & hopefully meet. Have a wonderful New Year celebration, withmuch love xox Rachel

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  24. Stunning-looking. You have the pasta touch. Not everyone does :-)

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  25. wow, they look absolutely scrumptious!!

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  26. one of my fave! these look so delicious!
    xo

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  27. Jsut seeing if you had a new years post up but be that as it may, may I wish you a very very happy new year. Thank you again for all your comments, and your opwn posts here, etc. I wish you the very best new year and lots of blogging adventures all good ahead!

    So, If I ever happen to make it that way on e day, can i look your and your hubs up for coffee or something? :)

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  28. Mmm looks and sounds utterly delish! Thank you so much for your sweet and kind words on my blog, you are a lovely friend
    Love Morwenna xoxo

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