A non Traditional Christmas Dinner

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I gave my family several choices to chose from for the Main Course for Christmas dinner. They chose Chicken Parmigiana.

So, I built my entire menu around that.

The first course was my homemade Minestrone Soup that is so packed with goodies it’s more like a stew.

Minestrone Soup

The second course was a simple green salad (not shown), and Crab Crostini. I didn’t make the Crab Salad. To

save time I bought it from a deli. It’s delicious! The French Bread is baked daily at my market so I picked up a couple of baguettes for the Crostini.

Seafood Crostini

Then we arrive at the main course: Chicken Parmigiana. I used Lidia’s Italy in America recipe. It’s wonderful! The chicken breasts are stuffed with ricotta and Parmesan cheese seasoned to taste. I seasoned mine with salt, pepper, oregano, and basil.

Chicken Parmigiana

I served it over a bed of Spaghetti with a basic marinara sauce.

The fourth course I had two types of Panettone cakes: a butter cake, and a fruiti cake, and birthday cake from #1 Grandson’s 2nd Birthday which was on Friday, but we were so stuffed no one wanted any dessert.

The conversation at the table is always laced with stories new and old and there’s always a lot of laughter.

It’s been a wonderful day of joy, great food, and togetherness. It’s the Christmas I wished for.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Nikon Df| AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8g| SB910| Hand-held

More to come…

“Noncooks think it’s silly to invest two hours’ work in two minutes’ enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet.”~ Julia Child

The beginning – prep

…more veggies!

…ready for the oven,

2 hours later,

May your hearts be filled with every joy this lovely season brings!

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Thank you Wayne for showing me the way!