Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December: Italy

December is Italy

We love Italian food and Italian-American food.  It will be fun to explore this month's tablescape:

  • Chianti (red wine)
  • Struffoli  (a Neopolitan dough dessert)
  • espresso  (coffee)
  • lasagne (a flat wide noodle layered with meat and/or cheese sauces)
  • tiramisu  (a coffee flavored dessert made with ladyfingers)
  • manicotta (hollow noodles stuffed with ricotta cheese topped with a sauce and baked)
  • ragu bolognese (Tom's favorite--a rich meat sauce)
  • insalata caprese (one of my favorites--fresh tomatoes and mozzarella with basil and olive oil)
  • pizza margherita (pizza topped with fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese)