Last night, Joseph made dinner for two very special little girls, Emma and Rachel. They brought their Mommy with them, along with a basket of chives, bok choy, and gigantical cucumbers from their Mommy's garden along witha 50 home made Jiao zi (aka Chinese Dumplings).
Here they are... so cute cute cute!!! Joseph
made his world famous meetballs - 5 tiny little ones for Emma and regular sized ones for everyone else.
We also invited our Tri-Maniac friend Jenn and our Chinese class friend Hank (who also works with me) and his wife Lisa.
We had wine and pasta, along with Italian bread accompanied by a disk of balsamic and Dutch Henry olive oil (which is amazing) with a sprinkling of freshly cracked black pepper. We also had bufalo mozzarella and tomato salad with fresh basil and a drizzling of olive oil. Of course we forgot to put out the cheese board and the olives. But we had plenty of food so it's didn't matter.
I love having people over for dinner. It is so much fun. I'd rather people come to us and us to them - we don't have to drive afterwards!
Tonight for dinner, we will have the 50 dumplings that Emma and Rachel brought for us last night. We will steam them and then lightly pan fry the bottom. These are the real McCoy complete with homemade dough for the dumpling wrappers. I CAN'T WAIT!!!
Thank goodness I ran 7.5 miles this morning. I need the calorie burn to offset those 50 dumplings!!! Okay. Joseph will have 3/4 of them...
Labels: Family and Friends, Foodie