Buon Natale! Italian Christmas Day Menu From What's Cookin Italian Cuisine

Waking up to the smell of fresh coffee isn't the usual today, nope, it's the garlicy smell of that Leg of Lamb roasting in a low oven , that started out cooking around midnight. Herbs smells, sauce bubbling, meatballs frying, these are what surroundings are like this morning. A warm feeling I can't begin to describe when thinking back to special moments in time with Mom, Dad, Grandma and my two brothers growing up. Today is just different without them but a smile in my heart knowing they started this all and we carry on those traditions to our children. .... Buon Natale to all my family and friends may your table be full of fine food and made with love!! 



The boys are grown now. Curt my youngest has two kids Antonio and Talia in the last updated photo. Both very successful young men and I am very proud of them both. Chad my oldest is still single ladies!
Take a look at the links below for all the recipes of these photos. Have a blessed holiday.


                               



















Broccoli Rabe and SausageHomemade Sausage, Peppers and Eggs
Lasagna 
Gnocchi

Leg of Lamb

Italian Style Green Beans

13 comments

  1. Wow, what a feast! Merry Christmas to you.
    Kristy

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  2. Ooo the food looks great! Merry Christmas!

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  3. I just grab few minutes with my coffee until my munchies wake up to check new posts:)) food at your table look fantastic! What a feast?!
    Merry Christmas!

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  4. Love Italian menu!
    Merry Christmas!

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  5. Beautiful pictures! You must be so proud of your family. By the way, you had time to make breakfast?!? Superwoman! :) Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  6. looks like a feast have wonderful holiday

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  7. How fun to be cooking for a family - and waht wonderful food. I love lamb. We did a duck - and, with only 2 we have enough left for a risotto tonight. Merry Christmas!

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  8. I can't believe the awesome spread you put out. Gnocchi AND lasagna!! Wowsa. I want to have Christmas dinner at your house someday. ; )

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  9. My mouth is watering!! I want everything from that amazing-looking breakfast to dessert :) Merry Christmas, Claudia!! xo

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  10. What a beautiful family you have!! Love the pic from 30 years ago... you look like your mom!
    Amazing breakfast! I'm loving your palm tree pitcher!

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  11. Oh Claudia - what a feast - of love and spirit. Love the young photo of your little men. It's such a treat to look back... and forward. To remember. And to share the love.

    And the food - yes, the lamb, the meatballs, the cheesecake.... you keep the family hearth fires burning!

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  12. Lovely family. Your little guys turned into very handsome men. And your feast looks absolutely delicious. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

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  13. Breakfast made the top 9, I can see why, yummy! Congrats and Happy New Year to you friend.

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