Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Red White and Green Dinner Menu: Good Food with Friends

Husband and I decided that we wanted to have a tiny gathering of our closest friends at our house on Christmas Eve.  The plan is to gather, have our kids exchange gifts and then head out over to one of the local neighborhoods to check out fantastic lights.  (you can find lights in your Bay Area Neighborhood here...)  We want an intimate gathering just to relax and bask in the warmth of the season and amazing friendships.

For the menu, I decided on something fun.  Husband did make known his wishes (piles and piles of pasta) and I decided it'd be fun to go with a red, white and green theme.  Way back in my twenties I hosted such a party and I thought it'd be fun to do again.  All foods hit the colors of red white and green.

This is what we're eating with our friends.  Nothing too fussy but just lovely to enjoy together. 






Red White and Green Menu

Pancetta Crisps topped with red-skinned apples (red white and green : ) )
Salad with Cranberries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese

Pasta alla Norma
Angel Hair Pasta with Chili, Lemon and Arugula
Sausages with Peppers and Onions

Shortbread topped with Cranberries
Everything Cookie (because it has a bit of red in it)

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