Tuesday, October 22, 2013

good eats.

This week's 10 on Tuesday prompt is a cool one. My food taste have changed ALOT since my childhood and early adulthood thanks to the influences of Mary, Karen and Polly.  When I was a kid I don't remember eating a lot of fresh fruit, and the veggies were usually cooked to death in that true southern way, and the meat was almost always battered and fried, or it was cooked in a crockpot or electric skillet.  We ate a lot of casseroles complete with canned creamed soup and topped with cheese. My concept of Italian food was pizza and spaghetti and Mexican nothing more than tacos and refried beans.  The above photo is from a recent family lunch at Fusco's.  This simple plate has a lot of stuff on it that I would have never eaten in my younger days.  This list is in no particular order of fondness cause i love it ALL.

10. proscuitto
 9.  marinated vegetables (including asparagus!) and caponata
 8. fresh baked bread-i know mind boggling-unless you count fresh made biscuits and cornbread
 7. fresh mozzarella
 6. calamari- fried or grilled (still can't eat the grilled tentacles-squooshi)
 5. fresh carrots-peppers-celery-naked and raw
 4. hummus
 3. poached eggs
 2. greek styled yogart
 1. risotto

this was a fun prompt to think about, maybe there will be one of some of the weirdest foods you've ever eaten!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

family time.

this week's 10 on Tueday prompt 10 things you did this weekend is a no brainer.  this weekend we gathered at callaway gardens to celebrate my mother in law's 75th birthday.  the weather was gorgeous and we had a grand time (as usual).  there were lots of pictures taken, but here's a couple and the list.

 10. celebrated with a fruit pizza, candles and fun gifts.

9. played games-quiddler and zilch are the one's i enjoy cause i can still knit while playing!
8. power walks with mary.
7. ate some really good food.
6. drank some really good wine.
5. did a lot of knitting.
4. watched sophie on the web cam at happy trails pet center.
3. did some reading.
2. watched some football.
1. had some wonderful conversations with my favorite people.

Monday, October 7, 2013

it's that time of year.

the recent catalog came in the mail and i'm getting inspiration for thanksgiving dinner. of course, williams and sonoma is inspirational everyday.  not sure what we're having this year, but we're considering having our turkey day feast a few days earlier since pj won't be able to join us on the official day.  we'll see how all that goes.  what are you finding inspiring?