happy holidays and x-mas feast!
this past week has been leading up until tomorrow...littlefoodie and i have been slaving away in the warm kitchen for days. we've emerged with snotty noses and stinky attitudes but a few boogers aren't going to break us. littlefoodie is roaming free these days with a nicely healed tibia so ain't nothin gonna stop us from enjoying.
i must share our bounty. recipes and delicious pics will be up in a couple days when the whirlwind of presents, food and busted guts wears down. for now i leave you with one tasty menu:
TIMPANO!!!!! (this is the shining star. ever seen the movie big night with stanely tucci? this dish is the a giant center to this movie. what is it? well, a giant pastry wrapped around layers of homemade red sauce, ziti, provolone, genoa salami, polpettes (meatballs), hard boiled eggs, and pecorino romano cheese. baked and sliced. timpano means big drum in italian. i make this each holiday come hell or high water. it is a hit!)
baked ziti- made from the leftover red sauce, ziti, cheese, and the reserved meat from the red sauce..yummy!
cannolis- homemade shells and filling. fried pastry with ricotta, candied citron, dark chocolate and cinnamon.
caramel apple pie
pumpkin creme profiteroles
mini pecan tarts
peppermint chocolate brownies
littlefoodies grandparents also insist on mexican for x-mas so while i slave away they order more food from a little mexican place by them..it is wonderful. its usually tamales, enchiladas, chile verde-pork and beef, guacamole, salsa, etc.