‘Tis the season… which means many a family gathering, which means many a fight and lots of passive aggression (except for me and my perfect family).
I recently dined with Jackie the Jokeman (of Howard Stern Show fame). I thought that a few of his jokes could help anyone survive the holidays. But remember: Think them all you want, just don’t say them aloud at the holiday table.
If ugly was a crime, you’d get the electric chair.
Does your face hurt? It’s killing me.
Your face could make an onion cry.
I bet your psychiatrist makes you lie face down.
I bet after you were born the doctor slapped your mother.
Ooh…you’re going to make someone else’s life very long.
If you looked out the window, you’d get arrested for mooning.
If I took you to the zoo, they’d thank me for bringing you back.
As for the pasta, a delicious baked Calabrian holiday specialty, you can substitute mozzarella for the scamorza or provolone, and add some chopped soppresata if you’d like. As for the meatballs (and for all of the “meatballs are an American invention” skeptics among you), they just might really be Italian (very southern) after all. But make them as small as you can.
Check out our wine pairings to complement this recipe.