Cooking With Nonna Anna

Nonna AnnaOh yes we did…we spent a whole day cooking with Nonna Anna! And what fun we had!

Italian food is delicious, it’s colorful, let’s face it…Italian food is fun!

So, let’s review, Gr8 Food – check; Gr8 Fun – check; and we did it with Gr8 Friends — a triple header!

Nonna Anna
Hard at work!

With Nonna Anna’s help we created a whole Italian meal and the recipes for most of what we made posted this past week.

Cooking With Nonna Anna

Eggplant Caponata

Zucchini Scapece

Red Sauce

Fresh Pasta

Beef Braciole


And then our husbands arrived and we relaxed a little…

Nonna Anna

 And then we ate!Nonna AnnaSo grab some friends, cook a meal, and enjoy life!Nonna AnnaBe a Gr8 Friend!

Debbie, Jurga, Kyle, and Anna … oh, and Nonna Anna, too!


Fun Facts about Italy.

  1. The national dish of Italy is PASTA.
  2. On average, each person in Italy consumes 55 pounds of pasta per year; that’s more than a pound a week!
  3. Wine has been produced in Italy for over 2800 years.
  4. The average Italian consumes 26 gallons of wine a year!
  5. Italian pizza was invented during the 18th century in Naples, where Nonna Anna is from…no wonder she’s a gr8 cook!
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