As our lovely golden orb has taken the day off, and in honor of the return of Junuary, we’re going old-school CLASSIC today.

Mike is whipping up three batches of comfort to warm your little souls.
A bowl of one of these and a little glass ‘o vino rosso (Or two. It IS Friday after all.) will make you happy when skies are gray!

Pappardelle alla Bolognese
Aaaaahhhh yeah! This is my kind of classic — slickery, wide pasta twirled with a slow-simmered tomato and meat sauce and showered with Parmiggiano. Mangia!

YUM!

Cavatelli Agrodolce
Fat little cavatelli lovingly tossed with a luscious, thick sauce of toasted pine nuts, sultanas, Sicilian oregano, anchovies and chili flakes. Hot and sweet and oh-so-happy-making!

Maccheroni al Formaggio
I should warn you now: if you’re feeling low on willpower, you should stop reading. Really. You’re still with me? Ok! These little hand-cranked pastas are swimming in a sauce of roasted garlic besciamella swirled with piles of Parmeggiano.
Calling your name, aren’t they?

Yankee Doodle Dandy NOT

Ok party people! It’s been a blast. Hope to see you all real soon.