Merry Christmas everyone! Today is the eve of one of the most important days in the Christian Faith. Some say Easter is the most important, for it was the Day of our Redemption. However; had Christmas not happened, there would be no Easter. So it’s all a matter of perspective.Continue reading “Christmas Eve with George and Martha”
The wait is over. The house is decorated. The stockings hung, and all those presents wrapped. Perhaps you and your family are planning a quiet evening at home. Perhaps a seven-course-seven-fish meal is just a bit over the top. I get that, really I do. Yet Christmas Eve should be special. With that in mind, might I entice you with a simple scallop supper?
The Feast of Seven Fishes is very much an Italian-American Christmas Eve celebration. It is the grand meal of abundant seafood on a day of abstinence from meat. The tradition comes from Southern Italy, where it is known simply as La Vigilla, The Vigil.
While we are thinking about all the office parties and pot lucks and baking projects galore; I’m also thinking about Christmas Eve – my lovely family, and a quiet evening together. Sometimes simple is best. Simple can be elegant. A few years back, I created this simple but elegant Four-Course Christmas Eve Supper for my beautiful family. This year, it’s coming out again. It’s one of my favorite menu collections, perfect for the three of us.