Friday, January 2, 2009
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
My husband and I spent New Years alone this year. It was a chance for us to just sit back, relax and enjoy some time together after all of the company we've been having lately. But don't think for a minute that just because it was only the two of us there wasn't an abundance of food. On New Year's Eve we did a spread of appetizers which included; cheese, crackers, olives, marinated mushrooms, prosciutto wrapped melon, marinated roasted vegetables, dried fruit and pepperoni. We made a cheese steak stromboli. For those of you that don't know a stromboli is bread dough filled with ingredients (in our case thin slices of steak and provolone cheese) rolled jelly roll style and baked in the oven. We also had a small plate of tripe, cooked in tomato sauce, that my mom made for us. In our family it's tradition to have a little bit of tripe on New Year's Eve. New Year's day we cooked up a small pork butt (pork on New Years is another family tradition) with some carrots, leeks and roasted potatoes. We capped the night off with fresh fruit and zabaglione. HAPPY NEW YEAR!