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Christmas Pasta

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 bay leaf, fresh or dried
1/4 pound pancetta, thick cut, chopped into small bits (Italian cured pork, ask at deli counter)
1/2 pound bulk hot Italian sausage
1 pound combined ground beef, pork and veal
1 medium carrot, peeled and finely chopped
1 rib celery, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup good quality dry red wine
1 cup prepared beef stock, paper container or canned
2 (32-ounce) cans chunky style crushed tomatoes
A handful chopped flat leaf parsley leaves
1/4 teaspoon (a couple of pinches) allspice or cinnamon
Coarse salt and black pepper
2 pounds penne rigate, cooked to al dente
Grated Pecorino Romano, as an accompaniment
Fresh, crusty bread, for mopping

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Christmas Spaghetti Salad


5 cups cooked and cooled spaghetti
1 large bell pepper, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 medium zucchini squash, chopped
1 cup Vidalia sweet onion
Vinaigrette dressing

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Christmas Day Fettuccine

2 handfuls sun-dried tomatoes (preferably whole)
2 pounds fresh or dried fettuccine
2 pounds skinless chicken breasts
White wine, to taste
Cajun seasoning
Oregano, to taste
3 tablespoons of finely chopped garlic
Pepper, to taste
16 ounces of pine nuts
Olive oil
3 green peppers
2 red peppers
1 eggplant chopped
24 ounces of combined basil, olive oil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and garlic blended very well (i.e., pesto)
1 can green peas
1 bunch of cilantro

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