Friday, January 4, 2008

Christmas Dinner 2007

The highlight of my Christmas was cooking a glorious Italian meal for family and friends. The menu this year included:

- Antipasti: toasted bread with vegetable pate', toasted bread with caviar, devil's eggs, shrimp cocktail (Italian style -- shrimp in a ketchup, mayonnaise, whipping cream, and paprika sauce), bruschetta;

- Primi: 1) strascinati pasta (this is a typical fresh pasta from the Italian region of Puglia) with porcini mushroom sauce, 2) radiatori-shaped pasta (Gandolfo brand from Costco) with Sicilian pesto (I brought this from Italy. It was a delicious sauce with ricotta cheese, tomatoes, walnuts, and basil), 3) pear and cheese filled ravioli with a butter and sage sauce;

- Secondi: chicken saltimbocca with carrots and gatto' (potato casserole);

- Fruit and traditional Italian Christmas desserts (see picture below).

We ate for 3 and 1/2 hours. Yeah!!

I think everyone had a great time! Buon appetito!!

1 comment:

  1. What does it take to get an invitation to a Perego meal like that one? To eat for 3 1/2 hours with meals named like those ones...well, that would be divine. Love your blog!