It was just 4 of us for dinner. Drinks were enjoyed with some rather tasty appetizers.
Oven Baked Spinach and Rice Arancini. I made these for book club once and for the life of me I could not find the darn recipe. I made this batch with Aborio Rice that I was planning on using for regular fried Arancini. This was a healthier and lighter appetizer. The sauce, of course, Marcella Hazan's Tomato, Onion and Butter Sauce.
But as it is Christmas we had a Christmas roast. This year I opted for the same roast and recipe as last year. This year it was cooked perfectly. And for the first time, I think ever, I finished my whole slice of meat that was on my plate!
Herb Crusted New York Strip Roast. I purchased the roast at Robert's. Why break with tradition? It was melt in your mouth good. I was very proud of how this turned out.
Healthy Potato Gratin with Herbs. No dairy, just chicken stock, thyme and rosemary.
Broccolini and Peas. It had seared lemons on top but they were really not necessary.
Merry Christmas to all. Peace and Love.