Ina Garten – my hero!

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.

Sushi

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.

Pizza

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).

Today’s prompt was “cake” – I present to you, a fourless chocolate cake. Hopefully, a nice escape from our on-going news. This is my favorite. I’d rather have a brownie, cookie, fruit tart or a pie over cake. What is your favorite dessert?

More Suburban Bliss

This house painting is of my childood home in Syosset, NY. I lived there from 1st grade through college. I loved going in to NYC and driving out to Jones Beach or Cold Spring Harbor. We had great pizza and bagels nearby. Lots of fun memories.