Christmas Dinner Ideas:

Hello everyone! πŸ™‚
Today it’s -10 to Christmas so I was thinking to write down an “Italian” menu for a great Christmas dinner or for any holiday dinner. (For example if you were thinking to invite some of your friends/colleagues at your place to celebrate and you want to surprise them with some very delicious Italian dishes).

So, here are some ideas: 

1. Appetizer: 

  
Tzatziki:

This is actually a Greek sauce sometimes served as a dip with focaccia bread. It is made of strained yogurt (usually from sheep or goat milk) mixed with smashed cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil and sometimes dill. Delicious!

Here is a vlog on how to make a great Tzatziki.

2. First Course:

  
Penne all’Arrabbiata:

This is a spicy sauce for pasta made from tomatoes and red chili peppers, cooked in olive oil. “Arrabbiata” literally means “angry” in Italian; the name of this sauce may very well be due to the heat of the chili peppers and one’s reaction to them. πŸ˜‰

Here is a vlog on how to make penne all’arrabbiata.

3. Main Dish:

  
Braised Beef with Barolo Wine:

This main course is an amazing dish prepared with two premium Piedmontese products: a boneless cut of chuck roast from the highly prized Piedmontese breed of cattle and Barolo wine, generally considered one of Italian’s best red wines. A tasty side dish with this main course is a bowl of roasted potatoes.

Here is a vlog on how to make a great Braised Beef with Barolo wine.

4. Dessert:  

 –Coffee Mousse and Pandoro Dessert:

When Christmas holidays are over or you want to make a new creative dessert and you have still left some Pandoro or Panettone slices you can prepare this quick and easy recipe for a dinner dessert or a sunday brunch! πŸ˜‰

Here is a vlog on how to make this yummy dessert.

Buon Appetito… and Happy Holidays!

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