Wednesday, March 30, 2011

a minority i fear.....

Tonight we went out to dinner and I fear I am the in the minority .
I could not help but notice the friends and families dining together, actually sitting together with no conversation, except when they were texting or talking on their cell phones.
O.K. I understand we are all sooooo busy, but really ??? too busy to enjoy being present with your family or friends????
We recently had dinner with our friends, one of whom is a pediatric surgeon, even on call, he quietly leaves the table and goes in another room to talk and comes back to join us, and the conversation is right back to important stuff~food as Eric is a fabulous cook, and I'm sure would much rather talk about food than medicine!
I know I might be somewhat alone but  I don't think so though, I feel we owe it to ourselves, our family and friends ,our health to simply shut the phone off, take a break and be present..... Enjoy.... Breathe.... Tuck your day away.....

Monday, March 14, 2011

almost ready!! I love our dinners here!
keep it simple right? arugula, drizzled with olive oil and white balsamic. sprinkle with a bit of salt. always use the absolute best quality of olive oil and balsamic, it makes it that much more delicious.
how can you go wrong ? Notice the whipping cream !  It makes this pasta dish so silky!!!

spaghetti al limone

I adore this recipe! So simple and soooo delicious. I know that you may have seen this before, but why not make something that is wonderful, easy, tried and true. It's a great dish for summer as well! Our family has been short on time, aren't we all ?? If you are finding yourself short on time, this is a great dinner to put together. You can find this recipe on my older post under "as promised."  The only thing I did differently, was add the steamed asparagus. Meal complete!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Penland School of Crafts

This weekend our family went up to Penland school of crafts that they opened to the public! We learned how to throw pottery, I use the term "throw pottery" loosely, as the instructors made it look so EASY! But what fun!  Looking at our daughter, she so intently is working on a mug for her Dad! It came out beautiful, just a bit heavy to pick up!  Which acutually is good, this is one mug he won't,er, I mean he can't break! Truly , one of a kind!!!!