Mama's Eggplant Parmesan

“It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember” Another fond memory that I have of my grandmother is her eggplant parmesan. It was my favorite food that she made. I would ask her to make it for me all the time. It was a mixture of all these wonderful tastes. Hers…

Sunshine and Family

“stay close to people who feel like sunshine” Today, another day that when I woke up the sun was shining. These winter days have been so beautiful, I just want them to last. All week I have been thinking of my Grandmother Mama’s eggplant parmesan. She always made the most delicious meals. So, for dinner…

Not Our Typical Sunday Dinner

“kindness is like snow; it beautifies everything it covers” – Kahili Gibran Today we decided to make a small version of our Christmas Eve dinner. My favorite is the stuffed mushrooms and spaghetti and clam sauce. My kids’ favorite is the baked stuffed shrimp. We also all love lobster. But, to our disappointment, the fish…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Nostalgic Sunday Dinner

“…. and the leaves fall from the trees without regret….” Today is a good day to make the real Italian “gravy” made with braciola, which are thin slices of meat, typically pork, chicken, beef, or swordfish that are rolled as a roulade. My dad used to start his gravy this way for Sunday dinner, which…

A Beautiful Sunday in October

“today is going to be amazing” Since today will be a quiet Sunday, we decided to make an easy dinner. Although I say it is quiet, two out of four of my kids, my son-in-law and my three granddaughters are all eating over. The weather is perfect so the girls get to play outside while…