For our Festivus party I have gathered our holiday treats and one tradition, unless you count eating sea food on Christmas Eve among traditions and you should. In Italy they are serious about it.
Do you know what Festivus means? If not, you weren’t watching Seinfeld or forgot all about it as I must have. Have a look at Sandy’s post and be reminded. She has even calculated the times when the whole world is in a Friday, how about that.
To various courses of sea food bacchanal that is Christmas in Rome (the photos are from several occasions, not just one), I add some father’s New Year’s Eve food from Slovenia and two stuffed dishes by amore: pig’s roast and pandoro.
Two treats follow that I got for two of my birthdays, including the beloved gratinated pasta (click here for the video recipe).
I finish with a few things that I actually made myself: a strudel for amore’s birthday (which he shares with JC), as well as some Christmas biscuits and a limoncello cake from last year (click for recipes).
I’m pretty sure that after all this we’ll find it hard to breathe and will be ready to get some sleep, but no – we will have to eat a tangerine and keep the peel, put some coins on the table and play bingo, like they do it in Rome at around 2 am on Christmas Eve. They call it tombola.
I wish you all to win the tombola of life and in a way we have already. We are here after all.
For Friendly Friday Photo Challenge hosted by The Sandy Chronicles: Holiday treats & traditions
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