Jan 5, 2012

The Asian-Italian Family Dinner

Beef Shabu-Shabu

At the request of my kids, I made our family an Asian-Italian feast for our Christmas dinner. On the menu: Malfadine with Baseball Size Meatballs (my favorite), Sweet Peppers with Spicy Italian Sausage and Beef Shabu-Shabu (Japanese Hot Pot). It was the idyllic Christmas Day. No agenda. No parties to go to. Just the five of us around a table of
comfort food. It was perfect.

How was your Christmas meal?

Frying the giant meatballs
Malfadine with Meatballs
The full stove top
My daughter Francesca dipping her beef in the shabu-shabu
Shabu-Shabu traffic