hmmm, not sure how I got up here
it’s a long way down and not much room to spread my wings
so I’ll just jump…
ahhhh, so much better!
not only hot, but the air was filled with humidity
super hair frizz weather
so what did I do?
I baked pies
Yup, that’s right
I cranked up the air conditioning and spent the afternoon in the kitchen
two pies, a peach and an apple
my oldest son, Eric is making his way east tomorrow on a business trip
and will be spending a week or so here at home
and since we missed celebrating his birthday with him this month
I thought I should make him something special for dessert
he’s not a birthday cake lover
his favorite has always been apple pie
So happy 25th birthday Eric!
happy 100th birthday Julia Child!
(even though apple pie is obviously not french)
my refrigerator is full of them
fresh from the gardens of friends and neighbors
one of my favorite ways to use them up
is to roast them
and throw them on pasta
I marinate my cherry tomatoes in olive oil with a spash of balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, a sprinkle of kosher salt and black pepper. I then spread them out on a baking sheet at roast them in a 400 degree oven for approx. 12 to 15 minutes. Add them to cooked pasta (I like to use thin spaghetti but you can use any type). Add some fresh chopped basil and parsley and toss well. Sprinkle with some crumbled goat cheese and you have a great summer dish! Quick and simple!
Monday, August 3, 1987
after being in labor for 36 hours
he finally arrived
he took his first step at 1 year and 1 day
his first words were mama, dada, uh-oh and go car
his first little friend was named Jake
he loved to sing Oh do da day
he spent hours in the sandbox
when he was 2,
he would go hide behind our big potted plant in the livingroom
and poop his diaper
if we asked him what he was doing there
he would always reply
“don’t bother me, I’m doing my work!”
it just can’t be
that today, he turns 25
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIC!!!