I just wanted to post a recap of the 2022 Christmas Eve dinner at my home and if you are interested in any of the photos below, all the recipes are in the files.
I hope you had a fabulous, safe, and wonderful Christmas with your loved ones, family, and friends.
Now we prepare for 2023 and I hope all of your goals and dreams come true.
Thank you for being a part of my blog and I plan on posting more fun tablescapes and recipes in the new year…
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One more week to the end of the year- hard to believe how fast time is passing us by and I wish all of us a prosperous and happy, healthy future
Until my next post, make every day a celebration!
Now on to the menu recap:
I changed up the ordinary shrimp cocktail appetizer by putting both shrimp cocktail and some fried calamari in a paper French fry cup that I had in the house and made it a charcuterie cup and added a mini bottle of tabasco sauce. The cocktail sauce was served tableside with lemon wedges.
Our next course is always linguine with seafood sauce
This year’s seafood sauce was made with crab, clams, tuna and stuffed calamari…
The finished 2nd-course dinner plate
Now the additional seafood dishes to complete all seven required fishes. We had 1. shrimp, 2. clams, 3. mussels, 4. calamari, 5. scungilli, 6. crabs, 7. tuna in the stuffing, and a bonus of #8. anchovies in the seafood sauce.
Stuffed shrimp with crabmeat.
Seafood salad served chilled with calamari, shrimp, scungilli, celery, and olives in a lemon and olive oil dressing.
Mussels and Clams Fra Diavolo with a spicy Calabrian chili addition.
Baked clams oreganata
I did not take a pic of our vegetable side dishes and they were cold broccoli salad with garlic and lemon & fried artichoke hearts.
I hope your Christmas Weekend was all you thought it would be and you made some treasured new memories.