Slow cooker chilli con carne | Chocolate added at the end gives a richness to this slow-cooked chilli. You can store any leftovers in the freezer for 2 months. Try it with soured cream, fluffy rice and a scoop of guacamole.
Spaghetti with small meatballs (maccheroni alla chitarra con polpettine di carne) | Spaghetti ‘on the guitar’ with small meatballs refers to a method of pasta-making where pasta sheets are passed through a chitarra, a frame with guitar-like strings, which gives the strands flat sides. You can substitute store-bought fresh linguine instead of making your own.