Saturday, July 11, 2009 |
Ciao Italia!
This afternoon I'll be attending a live taping of Mary Ann Esposito's Ciao Italia show. I'm really, really looking forward to this. Later in the evening we've been invited to a dinner that she and her staff put on. My mouth is watering just thinking about it ~ yum!
I've made her recipes for my family in the past and they love them. How could they not? Her dishes remind me of my grandmother's cooking. I call it family food ~ as in Sunday suppers with your family, the comfort foods of home, the ones you crave and nothing else can be substitute.
For my family, many memories are made in the kitchen around food. I truly enjoy cooking with and for my family. Now that my children are older, they too are part of the process.
It's a great way to spend some family time and catch up with what is going on in everyone's lives. My children are more apt to "talk" to us if they are involved in an activity. Their guards are down and the conversation just seems to flow naturally. We are also creating our own family memories that they will look back on one day.

It's been a busy week here in our home. I promise to post pictures of my day in Newport. We had a fabulous time!
I'm off to jog/walk the Mystic River. I've begun the couch to 5k and I'm doing rather well if I do say so myself. I should probably go a little further today since I'll will be eating my way through the evening!
Enjoy your day!

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annechovie said...

I hope that you have a fabulous time, Jo! That's exciting.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Have Fun.....I am so envious!! Sounds like my kind of night:)

Can't wait to see your pics from RI:)


Renae said...

I am so glad you dropped by to see me. We have a wee bit in common! My hubby spent 30 years in the USCG as a helo search and rescue pilot! I hope you had a fab time at the taping...I'll bet you are a super cook!

Felicia said...

Hope you had a great evening...sounds like so much fun!

Deidra said...

Hi Jo - I popped over here after reading your comment on Patricia's blog about otters. I feel we have some things in common as I went to MSU in East Lansing, and then lived with my children and husband for eight years in Hamden, CT. I know it's not quite the same as Chi-town, but we loved being close to NYC - taking the train into the city for the afternoon to catch a play or lunch or just roam the streets for the day.

Your blog is wonderful, and I will be back for sure!

Kathy said...

Welcome!!! Stop back again!!! We do have a lot in common! My husband and I Lived in Gaylord... My parents were in Lake City for a time and East tawas... Small world isn't it??? Love your little blog, enjoyed snooping around and getting to kinow you, I "followed" to keep an eye on all the fun things you do, xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...Stop back soon.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

You lucky ducky!! Have fun~

Tara said...

I love the name of your blog.

Jo said...

Thanks for stopping by Tara. Bees and Fleur de lis are two of my favorite things!


red ticking said...

i loved your comment on another blog (i can tell you have a great senese of humor) and so i popped over to see for myself... glad to have found you.. and congratulations on the fun evening... pam

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