Words to remember

"Never doubt in the darkness what you believed in the light."

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The English Summer

So this is what things have looked like around here lately:

The flowers are lovely, and everything is green, thanks primarily to weather like this just about once every afternoon:

Grandma and Grandpa's visit went very well. They stayed here for a good while, from before Matt's graduation party, to Sunday morning. So I got the opportunity to cook some more at home, fixing up the lasagne for Matt's party, as well as a good-sized dinner for a belated Father's Day on Thursday, and then ziti for the Independence Day party. Thursday's menu started off with an insalata mista, then for the primi I fixed up tagliatelle alla bolognese, and for secondi, a beef pot roast braised in red wine. For contorni, we had steamed asparagus, and cannoli for dessert. And here's the prep for the sauce:

And the finished sauce:

Also, as you can see, Molly the Kitten has been learning Latin with me.

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