I decide to go broad on the appetizers this year. Indeed , I even added a pre-appetizer starter that would warm up tummies and hearts. It did exactly this.
|Escarole with Beans and Shrimp|
Christmas Day Menu
Antipasto Speciale (Special Starter Dish)
Sauteed Escarole with white beans and Shrimp
Cheese Platter - Spicy Provolone , Beemster, and Columbian Farmers Cheese
Homemade pickled green tomatoes (provenance: my backyard)
Giardiniera Salad in EVOO
Funghi sott'olio - Imported marinated wild mushrooms (provenance: Cosmo Alex, Pisano Bros )
Marinated Peppadews in EVOO and Thyme
Boquerones en Vinagre (Tarry Market)
|Marinated Starter Combination|
Rigatoni al Forno e polpettine
Pineapple-Orange Glazed Pork Loin Roast
Polpette e Salssicie al sugo (meatballs and Italian sausage in tomato sauce)
Shaved fennel and Belgian Endive , Walnut in Sherry Vinaigrette
Provolone Bread (provenance: the Kneaded Bread)
Pecan Raisin bread (provenance: the Kneaded Bread)
Homemade Crepes Layered Tort with Bavarian Creme and Strawberry / Rasperberry Crown
Torronicini Siciliani Misti (provenance: Cosmo Alex and Pisano Bros)
The homemade layered crepes tort was rich and fabulous . Little Sis "Bubs" made and perfected it.Too bad I did not get a chance to snap a few picture before it was sliced up.
Till Next year, Let pack up and me climb back upstairs. Got some spiritual reflecting to do.