I love the Barefoot Contessa – Ina Garten – kitchen god! Today’s prompt was “favorite dinner” and I was a bit stumped – I have so many favorites! We love to cook and eat at my home and I would have to say, hands down – Ina’s recipes are in heavy rotation! Some of my favorites – Chicken Piccata (my birthday request for many years now), Asian Salmon (the combo of Dijon mustard, garlic, soy sauce and Olive Oil is De-Vine!!), sagaponack corn pudding and The Italian Wedding soup are some that quickly come to mind.
I would love to attend one of her parties! We try to model that spirit when we have guests over (back in the day). Simple pleasures that convey love and appreciation.
Meal prompt today was “sushi” – another one of my favorite meals. I miss going to a restaurant and having a sushi meal. We’ve been doing take out, but it is not really the same experience. I do love rolls, especially when they involve avocado. But, good old nigiri is heaven on a plate.
To me, pizza is the perfect meal. I am super picky about my pizza – it must be NY, simple, folded. Use the crusts to dip up the oil drippings. Never use a fork to eat this, definitely, no pineapple on it! I miss my pizzeria in Long Island (Marios).
I am so happy and relieved that the elections are finally settled over here. I am still overwelmed with emotion that Kamala will be our VP. Our first woman in this position. Our nation is lucky to have her! Now the healing begings…