Mangia! Mangia!

After our first holiday dinner party with friends we said that we had to do it again. Of course organizing multiple families to find a date that is free for everyone is pretty difficult, so it happened that it took until April to get together again.

porchetta

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I wanted to try out making out a porchetta again so i made it an Italian theme. I roasted a 3lb roast with 3lbs of pork belly for a few hours and it came out delicious. I wasn’t sure if everyone was going to be ok just going at it with their hands so i also bought some rolls, arugula, and grilled onions to make some sandwiches. Robin made a spicy sausage pasta, Jimmy bought some pasta from Costco, Teresa made some fruit tarts, and of course Tiffany made more desserts of Nutella Cookies, and Strawberry Italian Ice.

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Besides Jimmy being new to the dinner, we also got to meet Lailani, Andy and Jen’s newborn baby. Andy texted me all day to make sure the dinner was still happening because he was going to man up and take the kid out all by himself. Jen had to work the night shift so Andy was all on his own and he did a pretty good job and i think he got a few bites of food in before he had to attend to the awake baby.

I had to cut my time at the dinner short, because i had to catch a flight to New York at 11:30pm. I can’t wait for the next one in the summer.

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