I admit I am a “foodie” at heart. Spent this afternoon preparing a new dish for our Christmas dinner. 1 1/2″ center cut pork chops stuffed with sautéed french bread, onions & mushrooms mixed with blue cheese and roasted in pan with small potatoes & red cabbage. Very tasty and diverse flavors, accompanied by a great bottle of Valpolicella wine. Perfect finish to a very special day.
Oh, I will top it off with a fruit tart dessert and a glass of Yamzaki single malt scotch (from the “oldest distillery in Japan”) – a nice gift from Keiko. She also received a surprise gift from Japan. I had shipped for her four large bags of green tea Kit Kats.
If you have never tried either of these treats, you are missing a great experience.
Continuing an old family tradition I prepared our Italian Christmas Eve meal, a simple feast featuring seven fish dishes: shrimp, scallops, haddock, herring, a risotto with lobster and crabmeat, and pasta with olive oil, garlic and anchovies
The veggie? Wonderful cherry peppers stuffed with my grandmother’s recipe that includes breadcrumbs, olive oil, garlic, onions & anchovies.
Feast of the 7 Fishes
Add a fabulous Reserve des Cleons Muscadet (Grandma Marie said the French stole all the Italian’s best recipes and wines!) and you have a meal that brings back many memories of Christmas past. Oh, add the bottle of fine Italian red wine used to keep the chef focused. It was a long and exciting afternoon of preparation.
Of course, the ample supply of leftovers will serve as our Christmas breakfast … a great way to start the day.
By the way, we went to see “The Guilt Trip” earlier today. A fabulous flick worth seeing. Being an only child made the story quite powerful.
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