This Saturday I'm having friends over for a "Christmassy" dinner, but I haven't decided on the menu yet. At first I was thinking of doing a more Italian twist, with either lasagna or another baked pasta with bechamel. Then I saw this amazing recipe on Italian tv with a molded rice dish with sauteed zucchini and shrimp, which just looked beautiful. But then, I started wondering if maybe a roast would be more traditional. I've never really made a roast, but I know it's not that hard. Now I need to make a decision between pasta and a roast, because I think both would be too much since these friends aren't such big eaters.
What do you think? Can it be Christmas dinner without a roast?