This month’s Autumn Italian menu is a make-ahead meal with the flavors of fall. An Antipasto Salad is tossed with Lemon-White Balsamic Vinaigrette that is served with thin baguette rounds spread with buttery Tuna-Caper Spread. Autumn lasagna is a rich dish which takes on the fall colors with a layer of winter squash. Cool Coffee-Toffee Tortoni are a twist on one of Italy’s well-known frozen desserts.
Make the Tuna-Caper Spread, vinaigrette, lasagna and tortoni the day before your party and your work as host or hostess will be about as no-fuss as it gets.
Antipasto Salad with Lemon-White Balsamic Vinaigrette
An antipasto salad can be the beginning of an Italian meal or a meal in itself. This special salad is loaded with salami, mozzarella, artichoke hearts, mushrooms and olives and is tossed with a tangy lemon-white balsamic vinaigrette.More.
Lasagna is a wonderful dinner party dish since it can be prepared ahead. And, this rich Autumn Lasagna is packed with flavor, texture and color.More.
A cool tortoni is the perfectly light ending to a hearty meal, and this classic Italian dessert is perfectly simple to prepare. The secret? Marshmallows!More.
Just three ingredients can result in something absolutely delicious in this Tuna-Caper Spread. A friend sampled a similar creation as an accompaniment to a Caesar salad in an Italian restaurant and asked me to come up with the recipe.More.