Today, before delving into capons and puntarelle, I am observing my favorite Christmas tradition: brekfasting on panettone lefotver from last night. Put on the robe that someone is bound to have re-gifted you, place a slice of panettone in the toaster over and, while heady from the smell which will soon kidnap your home and senses, prepare your caffelatte.
Sit, while listening to Christmas music-I am loving Barenaked for the Holidays by the Barenaked Ladies this year-and lazily dunk your toasted panettone into your warm coffee and milk.
Repeat until the slice is gone, including the crumbs.
Repeat until you have enough strength to lift 8 pounds of capon out of the refrigerator.
And, no, you do not have to make your own panettone, and can definitely get your mate or children or roommate to prepare your caffelatte.