Let’s start with the gratitude first. My family is healthy, we have everything we need and are employed. For that we are truly grateful.
Sunday, April 19th, should have been the first day of our Italy trip — starting in Rome. Obviously that could not happen. In addition to traditionally traveling with the hubby after the normal end to tax season, we were bringing our kids to celebrate their 30th birthday’s — Sam’s last August and Hannah’s this December. Rome/Florence/Venice/Milan — their first and our fifth trip to this magical country.
So how to soften the blow (which I know CANNOT compare to what many others are experiencing)? Bring Rome home.
My go-to cook for Italian food is often Lidia Bastianich, so I used her pizza dough and sauce recipes. Along with the pizza, I composed a platter of caprese salad, proscuitto, parmesan chunks, etc. For dessert, I searched the internet for a classic Tiramisu recipe and settled on this one.
When life hands you lemons, drink limoncello! Cin Cin — Italy, we’ll see you as soon as we can …