Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year

From All of Us to All of You...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Not Disappointed

Last New Year's Day when I made the resolution of traveling more, I certainly didn't expect for us to take as many trips as we have this year. The Rucci's have burned up airplanes, highways and taxi cabs this year. I'm pretty sure that in one year, we have traveled every form of transportation and even once with a highspeed police escort. My resolution this year is to win the lottery. We'll see what happens.

This Thanksgiving, we went with the Cougs to the Atlantis in the Bahamas for a tournament they were playing in. To say that Big and Daddy were over the moon and on a different planet is putting it mildly. The experience of traveling with a Division I basketball team and a Coach that they both think the sun rises and sets behind is one they will never forget. Lil' and I came along for the food and the sun. None of us were disappointed.

Jugs of Wine

Thanksgiving was a little different for us this year. Scratch that. It was a lot different this year. We were able to travel with the team to the Bahamas for a tournament they were in so we celebrated with our people the weekend before. I channeled my inner Italian country cookin' mama mia' and I laid the hammer down. 4 courses. The real deal. We ate on my wedding china with Cora's silver and all the serving platters I have of hers.
1st course: Chunks of parmesan, crucolo and provolone. Spreads of speck, salami and prosciutto. Soft bagets with an olive oil imported straight from the mother land. Jugs of wine.
2nd course: Arugula with sprinkles of red onion and plum tomatoes. 3 handmade salad dressings: red wine vinaigrette, onion vinaigrette and a creamy balsamic. Jugs of wine.

3rd course: Home from College Sausage with hand-rolled ricotta cavetelli. Rigatoni covered with hand-crushed tomato sauce. Jugs of wine.

4th course: 2 different pork brachioles. One stuffed with a creamy shitake & parmesan cheese sauce. The other with grated parmesan, provolone and fresh parsley. Jugs of wine.

It was an Italian Sunday Dinner on a Saturday night in Charleston with jugs and jugs of wine.

 boys did the dishes...

 then we had a foot race. cause what's any meal without a foot race?

like i said. jugs of wine.