Sunday, January 30, 2011

Bruno's 50th Birthday

It was my pleasure to have cooked this weekend for my Brother in law Bruno to celebrate his 50th Birthday. I have known this wonderful man for over 35 years. He is a brother to me forget the in-law. We celebrated with 150 of his closest friends and family. There was a lot of food, drink , laughter and LOVE.

My sister(Patricia) and I made the entire meal consisting of all Brunos favorite dishes. Sausage & peppers, Pasta Bolenese, Marinated roasted chicken, Flank Steak in a butter & red wine sauce.

There were mounds of Italian Antipast Platters, Shrimp and of course his favorite cake (yellow cake with chocolate buttercream frosting).

The party was a success and I am proud to have been a part of making his 50th birthday one he will remember for a long time.

You know with me its all about food family and making everyone happy.

Here's to you Bruno may you see another 50 years and then some.

the link to view pictures of some of the dishes I presented

Until tomorrow eat well live well

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Moving Forward

As I ready myself for the coming week of the New Year I am focusing on my goals for 2011 "To Move Forward". It's time to get going , stop walking in place pick and up the pace.

I am blessed to have a good, supportive family and friends but they cannot get me to where I want to be. Only I can achieve my goals. I am the one responsible to make things happen in my life be it a new career, a new home more money.

I am going to focus everyday on makeing small changes. To eat healthier, exercise more be kinder to those around me. One smart choice leads to another. I want to be all I can this coming year. No more excuses , no more wishing it were so. I want to remember to say thank you for all my good fortune and blessings. I need to share my goodness with others and rejoice in that satisfaction.

I look forward to using all my talents for good , to enrich my life as well as those around me. This is my idea of moving forward.

Until tomorrow eat well, live well

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011 Begins

Hope everyone had a Happy New Year. The last of the "Offical" holiday. A sign that the holidays are over but really it just the start of new beginnings.
2011... I am sure we have all made our resolutions to do what ever it is we have been meaning to do. Lose a few lbs., exercise more, save money...... whatever.

I suggest that in 2011 we all resolve to be kinder to ourselves, to stop beating ourselves up for not being perfect at our diets, not exercising enough , not being as paitent as we should with our family co-workers, friends. Instead lets pat ourselves on the back for all the little accomplishments, the baby steps that lead to big strides. Do what you can and be happy with that. Lets not set ourselves up for failure , rather success. Strive to eat a little better everyday to walk a few more steps. Hold your tounge when all you really want to do is make a comment.
What seems like nothing will in fact add up little by little and before you know it we will have reached our goals. To like who we are for what we are. Remembering that no one is perfect and in fact it is our imperfections that make the person who is loved and respected by those around us.

Let 2011 be the year of you. Once your house is in order you can be all the more to those around you. You can be that better friend, wife , daughter, son ....... Things will naturally fall into place when you are happy with the skin you are in. When we love ourselves it is so much easier for others to love us. We project positive and in return receive positive.

So happy 2011 to you. Get going on all those things you want to accomplish no matter how big or small. Time passes all too quickly as we well know. Lets strive to make everyday the best day of our lives.

Until tomorrow eat well live well.
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