It’s a long holiday weekend here in the USA and Canada (for different reasons…but to my Canadian Friends, Happy Thanksgiving!); so I’m taking some time off to spend with the family, and prepare a HUGE Italian Meal tomorrow. Columbus Day (celebrated Monday in the US but is officially October 12) is an HUGE Italian holiday here in the NYC Metro Area; I’m half Italian (Sicilian and Calabrese), the missus is 100% (Foggian and Neopolitan) and my kids are 75% Italian (all of the above). The menu will be Raviolis, Meatballs, Sausage, and homemade SAUCE (don’t be fooled…it’s SAUCE, not GRAVY…despite what a lot of NYC Italians tell you. The problem is, the guys that tell you that have no Sicilian Blood in them…that’s why they say that…LOL! Damned Neopolitans!) I’ll be up EARLY tomorrow frying the sausage and meatballs and dumping the whole thing along with San Marzano tomatoes and fresh herbs from the garden in a crock-pot to sit for 8 hours. The entire house will be FILLED with slow simmering, garlic infused, herb laden SAUCE that will waft into the streets getting every neighbor hungry.
Oh, by the way…I’m an OUTSTANDING cook.
The other reason for the pause is I need to finish some music reviews for my friend’s website (a Progressive Rock CD and DVD review site) called ProgNaut. I get some great free CDs and DVDs from him to review…the problem is, I get WAY too many! (Ron, just joking!) So, all I have to do in return is give my opinion…like I have any problem doing that, huh? I’m WAY behind, so I’ll pause my blogging to keep my end of the bargain.
There will be LOTS to talk about on Tuesday, when I will return. See you then.
“The teacher is like the candle; which lights others in consuming itself” – Italian Proverb