Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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!

15 comments:

  1. Wow, what a spread for the two of you! Everything looks great! Happy New Year!

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  2. Happy New Year to you as well! Thank's for the comment!

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  3. I like your selection. I'm a big Italian food fan myself.

    May 2009 be full of wonderful culinary adventures (and a serving or two of creme brulee.)

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  4. Happy New Year! I had a quiet evening, too. What a beautiful and delicious assortment of food!

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  5. Wow! that's some beautiful spread.
    Next year invite us! We will come and join in with the tripe and zabaglione!
    Cheers!
    Stacey

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  6. That is quite the food event. Very beautiful spread.

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  7. Looks like a fantastic food filled holiday! :) I love the zabaglione, it looks to die for!

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  8. Wow---what a feast! That appetizer spread is making me drool, and I'm SO going to try stromboli in the new year. Anything bread-y and cheese-y is divine to begin with, but rolled up like a jelly roll? Heaven!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving your kind comment. I'm enjoying exploring your posts!

    xo
    Anne

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  9. What an amazing spread...hope you have a fantastic 2009! I love the stromboli!!

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  10. That all looks wonderful.
    Don't know if you interested in this sort of thing but I left an award for you on my blog. Check it out if you get a chance.

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  11. My dad's side of the family loves tripe. They always have it on special occasions. I usually pass. Your appetizers look great.

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  12. That's an impressive spread!! That stromboli sounds really delicious. Happy New Year!

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  13. The cheese steak stromboli looks great. I've promised my son that I would make cheese steaks but I can never find meat that suits me. What did you use?
    By the way, I found your blog through Julie at Sporadic Cook.

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  14. Looks like quite a feast! I love tripe prepared that way. My grandma used to make it. My mom doesn't like it so she never would cook it. :(

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  15. Wow!! That food is making my mouth water! Thanks Chuck

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