Breakfast for Sunday Dinner

“take time to do what makes your soul happy” Nyla called me Saturday night to suggest that we have breakfast for Sunday dinner. We all thought it was a good idea, and since Isaiah offered to make all of it, I was very happy. Allie and Mia are away at a cheerleading competition, and Teri…

Believe in the Magic of Christmas

“the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear” – Elf Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love the Christmas season. I start watching Christmas movies the minute they are on the Hallmark channel; I also watch Christmas in July. My all time favorite Christmas movie is Elf,…

Happy Thanksgiving

“what if, today, we were grateful for everything” – charlie brown Holidays always bring back fond memories of my dad, he loved when all his children were together. My dad gave me a special gift, he taught me how to welcome people into my house when they didn’t have a place to eat. When I…

Two days of Thanksgiving

“thankful for my tribe” Since Jonathyn is working on Thanksgiving, he suggested that we get together the night before. We all thought it was a great idea, and of course we started to think about what we were going to eat. The kids didn’t want me to have to cook two full meals, so they…

Every Weekend is Thanksgiving

“raindrops keep falling on my head” Since Thanksgiving is late this year, I decided to get my Christmas tree today. I figured I would put it up today and decorate it on Friday. Last Christmas Ronnie surprised me and took me to the perfect place to buy the tree, Ebenezer Tree Farm, Scituate Rhode Island….

Football and Grinders

“keep calm and watch some football” Today, Isaiah suggested we have grinders for Sunday dinner since it will only be Isaiah, the girls and maybe Anthony. I was excited because now I get to watch the football games and not have to worry about cooking all day. I made my pizza nice and early, I…

A Beautiful Day For A Road Race

“never give up” Today Mia ran her first road race; and what a great run she had. Memories came rushing back to me when my kids were her age, they would run in road races every year sponsored by The Son’s of Italy that my father organized. Today is Veterans Day, the day to honor…

Fajita Sunday”

“scatter kindness Anthony’s suggestion for Sunday dinner, Fajitas and nachos, Allie chimed in and said she would make steak egg rolls; not the typical food for Sunday but I loved the ideas. Allie asked if I would also make pizza because she loves the way the house smells when she walks in, she says it…

A Rainy Day in Boston

“you can never have too much happy” Another early day driving to Boston, there always seems to be traffic no matter what time we leave. We left the house at 6 a.m. arrived in Boston at 8 a.m., went to our appointments and by the time we left it was raining. Since it was too…

Sunday Sunday

“sweet little Sunday” I usually send out a text a few days before Sunday for ideas on what we should eat for dinner. Mia being the only one with an idea, asked for ribs. So I made ribs, a small “gravy” with pasta and roasted vegetables. Isaiah always prepares the ribs, and today he has…