The celebrating starts early around here.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I've been really jonesing for pumpkin. Luckily this time of year a lot of other people are too. I snagged this pumpkin scone recipe from Ari of Baking and Books. I didn't make the glaze that she did with her's. I don't have an excuse why. I just didn't feel like it. Even without the sugary, goodness I'm sure the glaze has these scones were delicious. Excellent pumpkin flavor without going over the top.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I think fall is finally come to stay here in Italy. I haven't even brought out any of my fall decorations for the house yet because it hasn't really felt real yet. That and I've visitors for 5 weeks and have only felt like hanging out in my room by myself. I know, I need to stop being such a grouch. But I am excited about hunting down some pumpkins and acorn squash to place around the house and getting some pumpkin spice candles to start burning. To start baking fall treats like pumpkin scones, apple dumplings, and homemade biscuits. I can't wait to start cooking chili and roasting chickens and potatoes.
Most importantly this fall I'm looking forward to spending time with my husband before he deploys to Afghanistan again. We get the whole fall together.
Have a good autumn weekend.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I don't know if they have this commercial in the States. But I freakin' love these commercials. They make me smile no matter what I'm in the middle of doing. I could only find the one in German and French, not Italian. So imagine this in Italian and you'll be seeing what I see.
I wanted to share a little happiness with you today. I'm happy because my man is coming home today from Germany.
Have a good hump day!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Once at PWOC I met up with Jocelyn. Jocelyn's been in the states for 2 months and I've missed her like whoa. She's one of my favorites around here.
Monday, October 19, 2009
new charm necklace I ordered.making Baking and Books's pumpkin spice latte at home.
a pair of custom chuck's i made and am waiting on
seeing where the wild things are this weekend! We're so lucky to have a first run movie theater here on our little post and we usually get pretty popular movies for one weekend not long after they come out. I've already talked to the hubs about it and let him know the movie times. Poor thing had no idea what it was about. Hopefully, since he appreciates excellent cinematography, he'll like it on the basis that it's beautifully filmed alone. At least I hope it is!
What are you excited about this week?
Friday, October 16, 2009
Oh, that's my husband.
He comes home tonight. Can't wait! Have a good weekend.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
This time we went out to a sitdown restaurant. Our table was especially set with a rose. My husband's zio and zia have lived in this town forever. So when they called to make a reservation and dropped their name we had no problem getting a specially set table.
As soon as we sat down the courses started coming without us looking at a menu. Zia explained that they only serve what they think is best at this restaurant. The freshest food. The best prepared. We started with plates full of sword fish and onions, eggplant stuffed with cheese, filet of fish, crochettes, and fresh bread. Unfortunately, I forgot to photograph these things.
I wised up with the risotto (pictured above) full of baby shrimp.
After that was pasta with tuna and eggplant. When these people say tuna they mean fresh tuna from the sea. The stuff tuna steaks are made from. It had a light tomato sauce, cooked eggplant and fresh mint. A combonation I wouldn't have thought of but were perfect together. I'm drooling just thinking about it. And I'm at work. So maybe I shouldn't being drooling here. Ok, I stopped.
Finally was the platter o'fish. I only had a bite of everything because I was so stuffed. I wish I would have paced myself. Now I know for next time.
I was embarrassed by having the only clean plate on the table when this course came. So my loving husband smeared some of his food on my plate and left a bite or two so it looked like I ate something. That's true love right there.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
We being my husband and his parents. Can you tell that my husband are related to these people?
He says he doesn't see the resemblance.
I drank 3 of those glasses. They hold 1 liter of German beer. For my American cohorts I will do the math for you: that equals 9 American beers. Three per glass. I was feeling very good in the Paulner tent.
Friday, October 2, 2009
We're headed up to Munich this weekend with the in laws to celebrate Oktoberfest. I'll be sure to take lots of pictures and bring back some excellent stories.
I'm taking along The Monster's of Templeton by Lauren Groff, which I picked up the last time we were in Milan. I'll be taking my itouch of course and hope to find some wifi to keep everyone updated via Twitter.
Have a good weekend!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
This is what I woke up to this morning. Where I live in Italy we have foggy, rainy winters and autumns. I love it.
I think that the sun will probably burn off the fog and still make for a pretty warm day today. But I'm still getting excited about making apple cider and breaking out the boots.