Christmas Eve 2012


Happy (belated) holidays, everyone!

In my family, Christmas eve is always spent with friends and Christmas day with family. My parents always hosted Christmas eve, so my mom and I wanted to keep that tradition alive even though we were away during the holidays last year. I was excited to do all of the menu planning and cooking this year!

Our menus have varied over the years, but the meal always concluded with my dad’s fish and corn chowder. Using my dad’s old, marked up recipe, I made his chowder for the first time on my own this year (along with way too many appetizers, of course).

Here’s a glimpse of our menu:


Buratta with Garlic Chili Oil


Antipasto Platter: Meats (Prosciutto di Parma, Coppa, Spicy Sopresatta), Sliced Pear, Roasted Beet and Gorgonzola Salad, Eggplant Caponata


Roasted Shrimp with Garlic Aioli


Butternut Squash Arancini with Truffle Honey and Fried Sage Leaves


Veal and Ricotta Meatballs


Homemade Gorgonzola Tortellini with Walnut Brown Butter, Arugula, and Pomegranate Seeds


Fish and Corn Chowder

It was a great night, and I’m already looking forward to next year!

What are your holiday food traditions?

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