I’ll never look back on the Summer of 2013 and wish I had done more. We packed in so many major life events and adventures: high school graduation, trip to Spain and Italy, 50th birthday bash, my “baby” boy heading to New York City and Israel on his own, and now we are packing up the car and driving him to college.
It’s the start of a brand new chapter for our family unit and for our college bound son. I’m sure I’ll shed a few tears but mostly I am excited for the opportunities that lay before him and the new ways we’ll be sharing the time we have together. Meeting up in the city to explore new restaurants, bringing his new friends along to join us, seeing his old friends when they come home to visit, and looking forward to those texted pictures of the food he creates in his little dorm room kitchen (which yes, I have outfitted with two types of olive oil from Italy, at his request).
If my posts have been a little sparse this summer, it’s not for lack of eating or of late, cooking. I’ve been creating wonderful meals this week with the Not Dormant Chef, aka my cousin from Florida, culminating in the requested pre-college dinner: Osso Buco. When all the excitement is finally over and I become one with my computer again, I will share some yummy recipes, photos, and stories, nourishing your desire to get back in the kitchen this fall to create great food and memories with family and friends.
What food, travel, or family adventures will you always remember from the summer of 2013?