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Page12 POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 7, 2011 Ray Barton (Continued from Page i0) And he said, 'He sinned against his talent.'" That comment made Bennett clean up his act. "I threw away all kinds of corruption, I just went back to being pretty normal. I'd like to have talked to Amy about that. She had a gift. Don't sin against your talent." The government is on a mission to make British food bland, said Philip Johnston. The "health police" have de- creed that Britons should ingest much less salt, and they have bullied food com- panies into signing pledges to change their recipes. Christmas is here at Wal- Mart! Wal-Mart is bringing layaway back for the holiday season. The country's larg- est retailer is encouraging hard-pressed shoppers to buy Christmas toys and elec- tronics starting this month, and pay for them over the following two months. Do not read if you have a weak stomach! Ten years later, no remains from 1,121 of people who died at the World Trade Center- 41 per- cent - have ever been iden- tified. More than 21,000 separate human remains were recovered, and the work of trying to make DNA matches goes on. Polls! 86% of Americans now approve of marriages between whites and blacks. Only 4% did in 1958, and 29% did in 1973. A majority did not approve of interracial marriages until 1997. To think, many decades ago, many Italians disapproved of their daughters marrying non-Italians. And some Ital- ians disapproved of their sons or daughters marrying a Sicilian. Ha! We married a Sicilian! When we re- vealed we were marrying a Sicilian, my mother said that is my problem. Ha! You see, when we were not tidy in our bedroom, my mother would say the only one who would be fit to marry me would be a Sicilian. A North End man com- plains he was married fif- teen years ago by a Justice of the Peace, and since that time he has had neither justice nor peace. Mona-Lisa Cappuccio of East Boston, says, "A wed- ding cake is the only cake that can give you indigestion for the rest of your life." East Boston Social Centers John F. Kelly, Executive Director I. E , - It Illlll I I Happy Columbus Day @ order Sons of Italy in America Grand Lodge of Massachusetts James DiStefano, State President and the State Council Leave the "LIntEl to Us! Gift Subscription to the f7 X,x\ Post-Gazette, your generosity will be remembered every week of the year. We'll send the recipient an ~On~yearGifiSubscription _~ announcement of your gift. [ ~ y~sT.~,~.~=...~.. B -~ Their subscription will o begin with the current issue ..... and continue for one year. ....... Fill out coupon below and mail with payment to: Post-Gazette, PO Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 I would like to send a one year Gift Subscription of the Boston Post-Gazette to the following person(s). I have enclosed $30 per subscription. Recipient Name Giver Name Addres~ Address City City State Zip State Zip Phone Phone Time for some interesting show biz gossip as gathered by the stately handsome musicologist Albert Natale. Yves Montand shot his mouth off about Brigite Bardot! "Hollywood's dumb- est blond never even made a Hollywood picture." It is Brigitte Bardot. She is -- she was -- beautiful in an over- ripe way. But she was and remains cheap, petty, jeal- ous, and untalented. She also tries to kill herself every few years, without success. I hope she never succeeds, but one wonders if she is very good at anything?." Peter Lawford, says, "I don't much care what people think, and neither does Frank Sinatra. Except when he does. And according to Danny Kaye, "If Peter Lawford had been nicer to Marilyn Monroe, she might be alive today. He's a creep." According to Anne Baxter, Tallulah Bankhead is a marvelous female im- personator. And Ava Gardner says, "Of course I married Attic Shaw. Everybody mar- ried Attic Shaw!" One more time! According to Vittorio Gassman, "Shelley Winters has a fondness for Italian men. She married me and .anthony Franciosa. But she doesn't like Italy enough, and to me it was more important to be at home in Italy than to be in America with her. Mamma Italia comes first." Ugh, millions of Americans suffer from untreated men- tal illness, a new federal study has found. Research- ers for the Centers for Dis- Recipes from the l lo m el d by Vita Orlando Sinopoli COPYRIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BAKED MANICOTTI in Tomato Sauce with Meat 4 eggs 2 tablespoons olive or 2 cups flour vegetable oil 2 cups milk 1 small six-inch cast iron or Pinch of salt a non-stick skillet Practice is needed to be sure the same amount of mixture is poured into skillet for the same size manicotti. Break eggs into a bowl and beat eggs. Slowly add remain- ing ingredients one at a time to the bowl. Use an electric mixter on slow speed until it resembles a prepared pancake mix. Rub inside of cast iron or non-stick skillet with some oil. Heat skillet over burner until it is hot. Remove from heat and with a small ladle, drop about two tablespoons of mix- ture at one end of skillet. Quickly tip skillet to allow batter to spread over the entire bottom. When firm but not browned (about five seconds), remove by lifting round edge with a fork or small spatula. Place in a dish to cool. There should be no need to turn the round over for further cooking. If you do, be sure not to brown 'the round crepe. Layer eight or ten prepared rounds one on top of the other. Continue making these until all mixture is used. Stir mixture occasionally. FILLING: 2 pounds ricotta cheese 2 beaten eggs Pinch of salt Pinch of black ground pepper (optional) 3 tablespoons grated cheese of choice (optional) In a strainer, remove any excess water from ricotta cheese. Then place in a bowl. Add beaten eggs, salt, pepper and grated cheese of choice if desired. Blend but do not whip with electric mixer. Taking one Manicotti round at a time, place one to two tablespoon of filling in center. Then fold one end of round over the filling. Take opposite end of round and fold over to seal the filling in the stuffed Manicotti. Using prepared tomato sauce, cover bottom of a Manicotti baking tray with the sauce. Line bottom of baking tray with rows of stuffed Manicotti (seal side down). Spread tomato sauce over them and then sprinkle grating cheese of choice over sauce. A second layer of Manicotti can be placed over ease Control and Prevention the first layer, or if preferred you can continue the process 10una tllat anxiety, Oel~reg. sion, post-traumatic stress, and other disorders seriously disabled 1 1 million people in 2009. Southeastern states fared the worst: More than 13 percent of Mississippi residents -- the highest per- centage in the nation -- are clinically depressed. "There is a big problem with under diagn0~ia and under treat- u0ing a[1Otll r uctrfing tray, Bake in preheated 400F degree oven for twenty minutes. Check to see if ricotta mixture needs to bake longer before removing from oven. Ricotta is cooked when you pierce the Manicotti with a toothpick and it comes out clean. Serves six. Manicotti rounds can be frozen. Wrap cooled Manicotti in wax paper in groups of eight or ten. Place in seal-locked plastic bags. Wrap each bag in aluminum foil before freezing. To defrost, remove from freezer and then from wrappings. Prepare a large serving tray with a clean towel. Cover with wax paper and allow defrosting on the towel before stuffing. ment, says University of Miami psychiatrist John Newcomer. About 8.4 million Americans reported suicidal thoughts in the previous year, while 1 million actu- ally attempted suicide. AMIgRICA IS A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME Iappy Columbus Rapino Memorial Home 9 Chelsea St., East Boston 617-567-1380 Kirby.Rapin0 Memorial Home 917 Bennington St. East Boston 617-569-0305 Dino C. Manca Funeral Director A Family Service Affiliate of AFFS/Service Corp. Int'l 206 Winter St. Fall River, MA 02720 508-676-2454 Happy Columbus Day from From M' 3alcery Perch VITA ORLANDO S1NoPoiA 1st Generation Italian-American Vita Orlando Sinopoli Shares with us a delighOCul recollection of her memories as a child growing up in BOStOn'S "Little Italy" and a collection of Italian family recipes from the homeland. Great as Gifts FROM MY BAKERY PERCH available on AMAZON.COM and in local bookstores -- ask Jot Hard cover #1-4010-9805-3 ISBN Soft Cover #1-4010-9804-5 1SEN