Welcome to 2011. I hope you had a wonderful new year celebration with your family and friends. As I sit here in the dining room preparing this post and I look back on the holidays…. I feel like I have gained 10 lbs – oh wait maybe I actually did. The amount of food and drink consumed this year was appalling – but nonetheless a fact.
I need to apologize before we go any further as NYE festivities got a little sloppy ( and I don’t mean Sloppy Joe’ s) for zest and I didn’t take any pictures. The food from what I can remember was amazing as per usual and there are a couple of dishes that stand out. Thanks to the amazing zesty in law for putting on an amazing party and taking some pictures.
The menu was quite elaborate and included shrimp, trout, quail, mushrooms, brie bake, homemade tomato paste with goat and mozzarella cheese as a spread, of course homemade pizza, fresh ravioli, sticky date pudding
These mushrooms were stuffed with capers, anchovies, cumin, mushroom stems, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese…. Totally Delicious!!!
Prosciutto Wrapped Quail
I somewhat remember eating this and I did enjoy it…. the salty crunch on the Prosciutto was a nice balance with the Quail.
So a new year is upon us, and normally we go ahead and make some resolutions and promises to ourselves. I have been keeping mine fairly quiet but I do want to try a few things that I have not yet completed. I would like to try some vegan recipes, use agave nectar, eat more oatmeal and do some more exercise. Yes a year full of excitement is in store for zest. Tell me what are going to do this year.
I have some more fun recipes to share with you over the next couple of weeks that I have experimented with over the holidays. Stay tuned and have a great start to the new year.