Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ciao.

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My Cooking Club met today. This was our first get-together of the new school year and the debut of How to Eat Supper by Lynne Rosetto Kasper and Sally Swift from NPR's Splendid Table as our cookbook.

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We all enjoyed catching up after the summer, and the food was delicious. My favorite dishes were the Supper Tart of Red Onions, Greens and Grapes and the Dark and Moist Gingerbread, though honestly I liked everything today. This cookbook is great fun to read, and dishes I've tried from it have been fresh and innovative without being time-consuming or difficult to make. Best of all they have all been very flavorful.

Speaking of great food, Robert and I leave tomorrow for Italy. We will be there for a week visiting the Cinque Terre and Lake Como. We are looking forward to a relaxing getaway. Vivian's sweet teacher is staying here with the children.

I plan to blog from Italy so check back for trip reports and pictures. Ciao!


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9 comments:

Amber M. said...

Have a safe, fun trip. I'm a little bit jealous, but the wish is sincere anyway.:-) Can't wait to hear all about it.

Did I ever share that I gave up a semester abraod in Italy with the university art history department to marry my husband?? He owes me. Big time.

Mary Alice said...

Have a wonderful trip.....oh and your supper club looks like a really nice bunch of ladies.

Erin said...

A cooking club sounds like a perfect way to relax & catch up with friends! Havev a wonderful time in Italy! What a dream come true!

Kappa Prep said...

Have an amazing trip! I cannot wait to read all about your travels.

PS- The kitchen you met in is beautiful!

JoAnn said...

Have a great getaway! Looking forward to your great trip journal and photos.

Erin said...

I've just read Vivian's story. It is remarkable and so sweet to read about all of the tests, assessments, and other trials you have gone through together. What a very brave and loving family you have! She is a dear child, and I am quite smitten with her!

Erin said...

Oh... and have fun in Italy!!!

Liz said...

Cannot wait to hear all about it! I hope you have a marvelous and romantic time!

The Mrs. said...

I want to come to cooking club!!!!