Since my mother's passing 4 years ago, this tradition has been taken up by me. My oldest sister K has taken up hosting the family dinner and making the traditional Kill Family meal of lasagna, meatballs and sausage (and sometimes braciole). She actually had to break with tradition this year because of new floors being installed (way behind schedule) in her house. She went with a simpler menu of ham, beans and potatoes. But I still brought the soup.
|My mom's original recipe - created on a typewriter.|
|My marked-up version of the recipe.|
|The boys helped me this year and rolled all of the little meatballs. Usually, they start to get bigger toward the end, but they stayed pretty uniform in size this year.|
|The Pudge actually does wash his hands. That's the escarole draining after it was cooked.|
|The finished product. I waited until I got to my sister's to add the egg-cheese mixture.|