The other day a friend, doing together talk about what we were planning to prepare for Christmas dinner, He told me he was in trouble because her husband's sister had for lunch and the companion, who are vegetarians. Therefore the problem of having to, in your opinion, two separate menus: one for people's normal’ and one for vegetarians, because he did not want to serve a meal just tasty, substantial or appealing right at Christmas. I texted back that you can easily do a vegetarian meal (and for a vegetarian I mean without meat or fish but with eggs and dairy products) for all of us, without sacrificing anything, nor in variety, or to taste, Neither aesthetics. And probably gaining in health. This is my vegetarian menu for Christmas dinner, or even for Christmas dinner if you prefer: three fancies with an aperitif, two first (a cream of vegetables and a dumpling), a second creative, a seasonal salad as ' reinforcement’ and a pudding.
Among the starters I propose these shortcrust pastry baskets with apples, taleggio cheese and walnuts: quick to prepare, even if you make homemade shortcrust pastry (here the recipe) You can prepare it in advance and freezing, they are beautiful to look at and delicious to eat.
Yet, I suggest a classic Sicilian street food, to prepare in version mignon: the panelle di ceci. A delicious and fried dough, that you can serve alone as an aperitif or with small buttons of soft bread.
Finally, of Mini baked omelets, with tomato confit and sour cream: exquisite, they can be prepared in advance and are delightfully season colors.
Two main courses: a cream of potato soup, celery and apples with sour cream, light but tasty, vitamin-enriched and quick to prepare, decorated with red apple slices that are ' atmosphere '.
Let's get to the main course: I chose a cauliflower flan with caramelized walnuts and gorgonzola cream with honey, a refined dish that you feel lack neither fish nor meat.
As ' salad ', to respect tradition, If you want you can serve a seasonal salad, made with sweet and sour pumpkin, cabbage and dried fruit. Really delicious dried fruit and sour and crunchy thanks to the.
The dessert is a must and you can indulge: I prefer those with a spoon after an important meal and I propose a coffee mousse with hazelnut and white chocolate daquoise.