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Cucina Casalinga Adult Cooking Class Schedule

Calling all Moms and Dads, aspiring chefs and “stressed out” cooks!
Experience the joy of planned meals during the very busy work week.  When dinner is prepared ahead, either on the weekend or in the morning after the kids get on the bus, the whole family can enjoy a real meal together at the table instead of take out or fast food.  There is nothing better than sharing a fabulous home cooked dinner!
Cucina Casalinga is offering a three part cooking workshops with classes focusing on how to plan ahead and cook quick and easy meals for you and your family.  Each class is $150.  Sign up for an individual class or classes, or sign up for all three and save $50!

All classes will include paired wine, San Pellegrino, coffee and dessert!

Class 1 of Series
Pasta Pronto

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Spaghetti alla Marinara - Sally’s quick tomato sauce with garlic, extra virgin olive oil, San Marzano tomatoes and fresh basil  – great over chicken parmigiana, pizza and so much more
Penne alla Bolognese - quill shape pasta with traditional Bolognese meat sauce
Rotelli al Broccoli e Pesto – cork screw pasta and broccoli florets served with homemade pesto sauce 
Insalata Mista - salad of mixed greens, arugula, fresh garden tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar

Class 2 of Series
Favorite Dinner Entrees

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Cucina Casalinga

Pollo alla Parmigiana with Sally’s Quick Sauce – chicken cutlets breaded, pan fried and baked with marinara sauce, Parmigiano Reggiano and melted mozzarella cheese
Polpettone alla Mamma con Patate Arrosttiti  – my mom’s quick and delicious meatloaf with roasted potatoes – can be baked ahead
Pollo alla Cacciatore – “hunter-style chicken” with plum tomatoes, peppers and mushrooms served with penne marinara
Fagiolini Aglio e Olio con Prezzemolo - string beans with sautéed garlic and parsley

Class 3 of Series
Hearty Fall Soups “Italian Style”

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Brodo di Pollo – homemade chicken stock
Tortellini in Brodo – homemade chicken soup with hat shaped pasta and vegetables - a meal in a dish!
Zuppa di Pasta e Fagioli alla Toscana – classic Tuscan cannellini bean and tomato soup pureed and served with small macaroni
Zuppa di Lenticchie - Sally's quick lentil soup served with sausage or hot dogs
Pane di Nonno Antonio - Grandpa Tony's crusty bread with extra virgin olive oil and oregano baked in the oven

Friday Evening Class!
Classic Partners – Osso Buco & Risotto alla Milanese
A Very Special Classic Menu from Lombardia –
Great for a Dinner Party

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Schiacciata alle Cipolle – homemade yeast focaccia with thinly sliced caramelized onions and fresh rosemary
Risotto alla Milanese con brodo di pollo classic risotto with chicken broth, onion, saffron and parmesan cheese
Osso Buco - braised veal shank slow cooked in the oven with tomatoes and onions, broth and wine with a lemon, garlic and parsley gremolata
Cauliflower in Béchamel - Cauliflower with a Parmigiano Reggiano sauce
Marilyn’s Individual Fallen Chocolate Cakes – can be prepared up to four hours ahead and baked before serving

A Classic Fall Menu from Tuscany
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Crostini ai funghi e formaggio – “little toasts” with a variety of sautéed mushrooms and shallots baked with fontina cheese
Arista di Maiale alla Toscana – center-cut boneless roast pork with a fennel-pollen rub and stuffed with garlic and rosemary pesto
Patate al forno crispy oven roasted potatoes with fresh rosemary
Fagioli all’uccelletto – “Tuscan bean stew” with cannellini beans, tomatoes, garlic
and fresh sage
Mele is Crosta – individual apples wrapped and baked in puff pastry with an apricot jam filling

Italian American Favorites
Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Crostini di Ricotta Fresca, Pomodori alle Erbe - little toasts topped with fresh ricotta, oven roasted cherry tomatoes, garlic, herbs and extra virgin olive oil
Penne ala Vodka - Sally's spicy plum tomato, vodka and cream sauce over penne pasta
Pollo Scarpariello - “chicken shoemaker’s style” with sausage, hot pepper, garlic, onion, wine and chicken broth Broccoli con Muddica - broccoli with toasted breadcrumbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oil
Bomboletti di Ricotta – Mom’s deep fried ricotta puffs with honey and lemon zest







Payment must be received in order to keep your spot reserved.  No refunds within 1 week of the class. If unable to attend, you may send a substitute or request recipes.





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