Christmas fell on the 23rd this year at our house. We always have spaghetti and meatballs on (our) Christmas Eve, but this year was especially special because Jake had time to make everything from scratch, an ambition he’s had for a couple of years. In other words, you’ll have to suffer some cooking shots before getting to the interesting stuff.
The ingredients don’t get any more raw than this. I also learned that good tomatoes are more expensive than I thought.