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new year’s eve dinner

December 31, 2009

white bean and tuna salad

Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by Giada de Laurentiis. I received her Giada’s Everyday Italian cookbook for Christmas, went to the Italian Centre with my pastry chef Ella and created this meal:

I have to say I was terribly pleased with this combination of food.  It was light but fulfilling, and the pound cake took the cake…warm and buttery with mascarpone cheese, apricot preserves with amaretto and toasted almonds?  Heaven.

antipasto

lemon pasta

pound cake with mascarpone and apricot amaretto

So here’s what happen when you have teenagers.  New Year’s Eve, you drive them back and forth to parties to make sure they get home safely.  You can have one glass of wine with dinner, but that’s it.  And you set your alarm for 1 am and get into a cold vehicle to pick them up in your yoga pants, pajama top and parka.

I figure I got up with them in the middle of the night when they were newborns…this is just an extension of that.
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