Italy Inspired Christmas Eve Dinner in CT

For Christmas Eve Dinner this year I was very inspired by the traditional Italian dinner of the “Feast of the Seven Fishes.” Although I am not Italian, I love Italy and thought it would be fun to do a take on the tradition. We didn’t do seven courses of fish but we came close with a five course meal that was fantastic. As much as I love photographing people I also love photographing food. Here is our dinner so you can see how it came out.

To get started here is a picture of one of my favorite ornaments on our tree.

The table all set. Menu included!

For the first course: Antipasto Platter

Second course: My personal favorite Shrimp Cocktail

Third Course: Pan-Seared Scallops with Wilted Spinach and Orange Salad

Fourth Course: Flounder Stuffed with Crab. Notice the bag of frozen peas on the bottom left side of the picture. I burnt my thumb while taking a tray out of the oven.

Dessert: Home made Tiramisu

If this wasn’t enough food to make us sick we also made our traditional Sticky Buns for Christmas morning breakfast. It wouldn’t be Christmas without them. Notice the band aid on my thumb from burning myself.

My husband wrapped our chocolate lab Bailey up in ribbon from Crate and Barrel. She is one of the best presents we’ve ever gotten. I couldn’t help but put this image in for you all to see.

I hope you all had a great holiday with friends and family. Merry Christmas!