Or Christmas Eve dinner, if you wish.
I'm up early today, and starting in my prep for tonight's Christmas Eve dinner. It revolves around fish, though there won't be quite as many as seven.
• Shrimp cocktail and a platter of antipasti -- cheese, salami, olives
• Spaghettini al tonno -- pasta with tuna sauce -- tomatoes, anchovies, olives, capers, oil-packed tuna
• Fried flounder
• Broccoli rabe
• Roasted filet of beef (for the fish-phobic in the crowd)
• Green salad
• Homemade bread
Dessert will be a chocolate whipped cream cake, fruitcake, and one of our favorite Christmas treats, calzoniti (or "cauciun" in Abruzzese dialect) -- chocolate, fruit, and nuts in a fried ravioli treat.
We'll wash it all down with cocktails, wine, iced tea.
This year, in an effort to streamline the menu, we've foregone the stuffed calamari and the baked clams. Just not enough folks attending will eat them. :-(
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Festa della Vigilia
Dave loves to eat, and cook, and feed his family and friends. Thankfully Dave's family and friends like to eat what he cooks. Dave has achieved the Great American Dream -- suburban banality. He cooks from his modestly appointed kitchen in the leafy suburbs of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, a stone's throw from Philadelphia. Stop by for dinner. Or lunch. Or breakfast.