Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Dinner

For Christmas this year, we decided to host an intimate dinner party for our friends who were staying in town for the holidays.

 I am not sure how we managed to arrange two tables into our tiny living room/kitchen/bedroom#1 area.

For starters, arugula salad with steak and tomatoes.  NEVER buy steak on sale at Whole Foods - it will spoil in the blink of an eye!  We almost cried when we discovered the steak had gone bad and I had to rush to the grocery store downstairs for a last minute “steak” run.

Orecchiette with peppers, sausage, arugula, and a tomato/garlic/shallot sauce.

Seafood paella - includes shrimp, mussels, squid, and chorizo. 
Recipe adapted from Fine Cooking.

Paella is a great party dish; everyone loves it and it feeds a ton of people.  I think seafood paella is becoming a new tradition for us, since we made it last year as well.

Do you have any traditional Christmas dishes?  What was your Christmas meal like?


  1. Yum this looks good! How fun that you were able to have dinner with all your friends for the holliday!

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