Italian Christmas/New Year's

tigerprowler

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Well, it's that time of year again. HIFI's family has decided that we are doing Italian for Christmas. I was elected to plan the menu again.:rolleyes: Last year really was a smashing success, but it was mexican, and mexican I know how to do. Italian, not so much. Sure I can do garlic bread and make spaghetti, but what else? I know I'm going to make Nana Gizzi's Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs. I have a good lasagna recipe. I don't know what else we can make, other main dishes and sides that are Italian. Any suggestions? Also, what to do for dessert?
 

Rey

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well tiramisu is an italian desert and quite good. add a cappuccino to that.
i love Penne all'arrabbiata and focaccia bread.
and Mozzarelline fritte which is fried mozzarella

just a few ideas. i love italian food!!!! google any of those and you'll find the recipes.
 

tigerprowler

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So far, my list goes like this:

Spaghetti and Meatballs
Chicken Alfredo Sauce
Lasagna
Minestrone
Mac & Cheese
Pizza
Mozzarella Sticks
Bruschetta
Garlic Bread
Salad
Fruits and Cheese platter
Tiramisu
Lady fingers
Ice Cream as a substitute for Gelato
Olive Platter

Anything I'm missing? Any other suggestions?
 

tigerprowler

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Got the sauce simmering and meatballs done. I'm keeping the meatballs separate in case some don't want them with the sauce. I'm taking a break and then I'm going to make the lasagna. I'm also making sugar cookies, but I think I'll save that for tonight or tomorrow. Looking forward to tomorrow evening already. :D
 

HD MM

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Well, it's that time of year again. HIFI's family has decided that we are doing Italian for Christmas. I was elected to plan the menu again.:rolleyes: Last year really was a smashing success, but it was mexican, and mexican I know how to do. Italian, not so much. Sure I can do garlic bread and make spaghetti, but what else? I know I'm going to make Nana Gizzi's Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs. I have a good lasagna recipe. I don't know what else we can make, other main dishes and sides that are Italian. Any suggestions? Also, what to do for dessert?

Traditional Italians do what's called a "Feast of the Fish" for Christmas Eve. It consists of 7 various seafood dishes. No meat, only fish though.
 

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