Well it's been a hot minute since I've given you something delicious to feast on, but I'm not sorry because I've just come back from the most glorious vacation in Italy. Since it's no longer acceptable for me to east pasta twice a day, drink wine like I'm hooked up to a steady IV, or pound pastries and chocolate with a morning cappuccino, I'm pretty much in denial. A big ole' group of Amato's, plus a few other street urchins (otherwise referred to as our significant others), flew back to the motherland to celebrate our Nonna's 90th birthday. My god that woman has aged well. I'm telling you...that laid back, cheese-filled Italian way of life is basically a real-time Fountain of Youth.
HIIII!!!! Did you all have a merry Christmas? Or Hanukkah? Or Kwanza? Or Christmukkah? I'm sure I'm missing a holiday and I'm sure I've offended someone by doing so. Throw a rock in the Serengeti and you're likely to hit a gazelle. Make a joke in 2016 and you're likely to insult 75% of the planet in some form or fashion. In fact, I'm sure there is a vegan somewhere out there who is drafting hate mail to send my way at this very moment..."WHAT? SHE THROWS ROCKS AT GAZELLES IN THE SERENGETI?!"
I'm a big "sit on my bum and not put much effort into my meals" kinda gal. I've said it before, but my slow cooker is my sous chef. The ability to just dump stuff in it and be able to watch the evening news without lifting a finger come dinner time is just glorious. Did you catch last week's evening news?? Crazy stuff. I can't believe Sonja Morgan ripped off Bethenny Frankel's booze brand. Oh...you don't watch Bravo's news segment? It's called "The Real Housewives of New York City"...really riveting stuff, you should get into it - great way to feed your brain.