One of the weekly traditions in my life, the family get-together of four generations, rolled around again today and it was our turn to provide the food, meaning the kitchen was a flurry of activity for three or four hours as the dishes were prepared. The menu was set as follows:
- Main Dish 1: A Chicken Canzanese, which consists of chicken thighs smothered in a reduction of olive oil, prosciutto, garlic cloves, black pepper, flour, white wine, chicken broth, rosemary, sage, bay leaves, red pepper flakes, freshly squeeze lemon juice, salt, and unsalted butter.
- Main Dish 2: A bow tie pasta in red sauce with sausage, seasoned with a hint of red pepper and garlic.
- Side Dish: Aligot Potatoes, which are French style mashed potatoes with Gruyere cheese, mozzarella cheese, whole milk, garlic cloves, unsalted butter, table salt, Yukon Gold potatoes, and ground black pepper blended together.
- Dessert: Pumpkin cupcakes with a cream cheese icing