This weekend hubby made his annual trek to the high country to prove that old men still have it (meaning they can downhill ski without breaking anything, including records!) You could say that they were away getting their ski fix. Meanwhile back at the ranch, mama, or in this case grammama, settled in for a girl-style staycation complete with plenty of carbs, cupcakes and chick flicks.
Friday evening was a salute to the past with a home DVD showing of an ageless favorite, Lady and the Tramp. Okay, not officially a chick-flick but a decent cross-over with the added ability to entertain a five and seven year old. Auntie Dana, aka Dana-Lou-Sous-Chef, joined the festivities that started with, what else, spaghetti and meatballs. If you’ve never seen Lady and the Tramp this will get lost in translation. No other scene steals the show like the nose to nose spaghetti slurping of the title characters as they dined alfresco in the alleyway. Gotta love those Disney romance scenes.
Saturday evening I dropped off the kiddos and headed off to the actual theatre to see the only chick offering which was Mirror, Mirror. Suffice to say that if you’re a fan of Snow White you may find that you are lost by this translation. Even though quirky and somewhat entertaining, it isn’t likely to end up in my home entertainment library. You may want to think twice before taking your young princess wannabes.
Waiting around Sunday evening for my ski bum to return from the mountains, I decided to dig into the leftover spaghetti. Like most pasta dishes, the sauce it is even better the next day. I put an Italian CD into the player, grabbed my pasta and settled in. Alas, only one thing was missing. My Tramp wasn’t there to slurp spaghetti from his end of the table.
Recipe for Alleyway Meatballs in Tomato Sauce