Sunday, December 11, 2016

2016 Dinner with Nonna

Our annual Dinner with Nonna was today and with the chill in the air and a little of snow on the ground it really felt like Christmas time.

As usual Maria aka Nonna prepared so many wonderful appetizers when we arrived. I can't remember the names of most of them but each was special and delicious.

Maria is such a gracious hostess and her assistent Linda always makes us feel so comfortable.  She continues to tell us while preparing what goes into her dishes.  Questions are always answered in a manner that I wish I could take notes because always great suggestions for me since I love to cook.

We started the meal with Stracciatella soup.(Stracciatella (soup), an egg drop soup which is popular in central Italy).

On to ricotta gnocchi in a light marinara sauce topped with a little fresh mozzarella cheese.

Next was the main entree which was roasted pork tenderloin seasoned with basil, dill, parsley and thyme roasted with potatoes, butternut squash and celery.

A huge mixed and seasoned salad tossed with white balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

To complete the meal it was sweet ricotta filled cannoli.  the ends were dabbed with pistachios and chocolate chips. Expresso and orange not lemon cello to sip. A great relaxing dinner as usual.  Bon Appetite! 

Note: Maria's website is check it out. <3 M.j.

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