Every year my husband and I try something new for Christmas, this year we are foregoing the traditional ham or turkey and going for some steaks on the grill! But Blake and Gwen have some interesting Holiday plans as well…..
Here’s what Gwen has to say….
“Me and Blake will have, like, a tradition of always trying something new that we’ve never—like, just look on the internet and find, like, a recipe, ‘That looks delicious. Let’s try that!’ You know?”
Last year, they made a Timpano Dome, it’s an Italian dish of pasta, cheese, meatballs and sausage wrapped in a butter crust, for their family gathering. And according to Gwen, it’s going to be a hard dish to beat.
Here is what it looks like…..
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This Tricolore Timpano (Giant stuffed pasta dome) is stuffed with the Italian flag! Feeds 40. Thanks Tom! ￼ �INGREDIENTS Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne: 150g ricotta zest of 1 lemon 300g bechamel sauce 750g spinach 50g parmesan salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste nutmeg, a good scrape Green lasagne sheets, parboiled, or fresh Alfredo Rigatoni layer: 500ml double cream 125g parmesan nutmeg, a good scrape 50g unsalted butter salt, to taste 500g Rigatoni, parboiled in well-salted water for 4 minutes Meatballs 500g beef mince 500g pork mince 100g stale bread 1 large onion, pureed 4 cloves garlic, pureed 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper, roughly ground 2 tsp fennel seed, roughly ground 50g pine nuts, toasted 40g raisins, roughly chopped (optional) fresh oregano, a handful, roughly chopped 60g parmesan, grated 2 medium eggs Salt, to taste Aubergine Parmigiana: 5 medium aubergines fine salt, for salting 4 eggs, beaten 200g fresh (stale) breadcrumbs 100g plain flour 500ml thick tomato sauce, plus more to serve with the Timpano 200g low-moisture mozzarella, cubed A handful basil leaves 50g parmesan, grated Pasta: 600g 00 Flour 5 whole eggs 4 egg yolks 3 tbsp olive oil salt, to taste Other ingredients: Soft-boiled eggs, popped in the freezer for 30 minutes oil and butter, for greasing the Timpano pot #amazingrecipes #food #yummy #pasta #cheese #monsterfood #cooking #chefmode #timpano #epicmeals #epicrecipes #italianfood #italianrecipes
“I wanted to do it again,” she told E News. “But he’s like, ‘No, our tradition is not a tradition.’ I was like, ‘Okay, let’s move on.'”
and according to this pic, opposites do attract…