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Old 04-03-2013, 05:01 AM   #1
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First meeting with my girlfriend's family!!!

Hi all,

on last Monday, I invited 4 persons for a dinner in my house: 2 friends of my girlfriend, plus her cousin and her husband.

So, you know my friends, it was the first meeting with my girlfriend's family: I could not fail...

This was the result: I have to say that all my guests was very satisfied and happy to stay!

First dish: cold pear's puree, fondue of 2 different cheeses, and grilled speck.



Second dish: homemade gnocchi, made with pumpkin and potatoes, with a fondue of taleggio





Third dish: two little pie: the first with dark chocolate, with a smooth heart and a candied orange peel. The second one: white chocolate pie, with a smooth heart and fig jam. A little glass with an homemade liquor, made with 3 citrus (orange, lemon and mandarin) with a candied orange peel inside. A cacao sprinkling to beautify the dish.



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Old 04-03-2013, 05:21 AM   #2
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:43 AM   #3
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Wow. Using an American term, I'd say you hit a home run.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:46 AM   #4
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You know man, the family is important....
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After that meal, what could you possibly serve her parents when you have them over? I feel full just looking at the great picutres. Great job!
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Good job! Gotta love a guy who cooks!
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After that meal, what could you possibly serve her parents when you have them over? I feel full just looking at the great picutres. Great job!
I don't know: perhaps, I will invite them out for the dinner....
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:37 AM   #8
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My son's in-laws come from Napoli. He had just become engaged to his girlfriend. They wanted to meet me. Fine. Sounded like a good idea.

I enter through the front door and they immediately take me down to the basement. They had turned it into a lovely family room with a fireplace. The whole family had shown up. Cousins, aunts, uncles, etc. They were all sitting in a semi circle. In the middle was my chair with my back to the fireplace that had a fire going. I do not speak Italian. Nor am I Italian. Some of the relatives did not speak English. My saving grace was that I am of American Indian hertitage. They thought that was wonderful. They actually met an Indian! They all had questions for me. Some had to be translated. It was quite an interesting night. I got to sit next to my son's MIL at the wedding. She does not speak English to this day. But somehow we both had a good time that night. She was disappointed that I don't drink wine or any alcohol at all. I drank the toast with ginger ale.

I hope you have a better time you meet your girlfriend's parents.
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My son's in-laws come from Napoli. He had just become engaged to his girlfriend. They wanted to meet me. Fine. Sounded like a good idea.

I enter through the front door and they immediately take me down to the basement. They had turned it into a lovely family room with a fireplace. The whole family had shown up. Cousins, aunts, uncles, etc. They were all sitting in a semi circle. In the middle was my chair with my back to the fireplace that had a fire going. I do not speak Italian. Nor am I Italian. Some of the relatives did not speak English. My saving grace was that I am of American Indian hertitage. They thought that was wonderful. They actually met an Indian! They all had questions for me. Some had to be translated. It was quite an interesting night. I got to sit next to my son's MIL at the wedding. She does not speak English to this day. But somehow we both had a good time that night. She was disappointed that I don't drink wine or any alcohol at all. I drank the toast with ginger ale.

I hope you have a better time you meet your girlfriend's parents.
:D:D:D

I hope so....
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