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Weekly Meal Plan

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Weekly Meal Plan




On Saturday The Colonel, his brother and wife and our son Michael
all got in the car and made the over 2 hour drive to
Gettysburg, PA.

I was doing what every other Italian mom was doing the 
I was staying home to COOK!

So the best I can do is share pictures from the 
camera the Colonel took with him on the trip.

The Colonel said Gettysburg was WONDERFUL.
However, you need more than one day to explore the 
many exhibits, museums and sites of the battlefield.  

The battle of Gettysburg was fought on July 1-3, 1863.
The battle resulted in the largest number of casualties in the
American Civil War and is often described as the war's turning point.

Here are just a few of the pictures...

Helen in front of a monument...

Pretty scenery...

A canon...

A display of weapons...

A display of musical instruments...

A statue dedicated to the New York soldiers
who fought that day.
We are originally from New York...

Such typical tourists...

Meanwhile, back at home, I was happily setting the table...

Draining the ricotta for cannoli cream...

Putting together the Lasagna for Easter Dinner...

Preparing French Toast Casserole for Easter Morning breakfast...
(Recipe coming)

Not to forget the Pasta Fagioli soup for dinner for the weary HUNGRY history fans...

All in all a GREAT DAY!


  1. I have got to make the Pasta Fagioli. I used to make it quite regular, but it has been a long time now. Yours looks wonderful

  2. Now I am a big believer in lasagna for Easter dinner. Glad to find another out there! Thanks for visiting me today (on such a silly day)...much appreciated!

  3. Looks like a great trip! The food looks amazing, love the soup and lasagna. Looking forward to a delicious French Toast recipe.

  4. Wow! Your good looks fantastic! I'm drooling!

    Glad they had a good time while they were away. I would love to visit there.

  5. That is so cool that you live near all that history! All your food looked so yummy too!

  6. Looks like pretty weather for their trip. Your food looks absolutely delicious. Looking forward to the breakfast recipe. Hope you all enjoy the weekend, Lois.

  7. Hi Lois,
    Well, you were a very busy girl while they were gone, and I bet they were happy you stayed home after all these delectable treats waiting for them.
    Your table was very pretty, love that tablecloth, and your bunnies so cute.

    All that food looked wonderful.....
    You and the col. will have to go back there sometime and enjoy it together since it isn't too too far away.

    Have a great weekend hon,
    Love and Blessings, Nellie

  8. Gettysburg looks like such an interesting place to visit. I would have loved to have lasagna for Easter dinner! Just might be on my menu for next year!

  9. What a beautiful table setting.
    It is to bad that you had to stay home however.
    Can't wait for the recipe.
    Have a great weekend.'

  10. Gettysburg is a fascinating place and one of my favorites. We plan to be there again in July of 2013, the 150th anniv. We live 2 days away, rather than 2 hours. :-) I always enjoy seeing photos of Gettysburg. Stopping in to say hi to you. My computer probably won't be up and running for another week. Have a lovely weekend.

  11. I would just love to visit Gettysburg some day, the pictures the Colonel got look great. What wonderful treats you made. My hubby LOVES LOVES that soup. I guess I should probably learn to make it huh? Have a wonderful week-end!

  12. I think I would have been happier being with you! sandie

  13. Gettysburg is an incredible place; I've been there once so would choose, this time, to stay home with you and eat that delicious soup!

  14. Looks like you had a yummy Easter dinner! Wish I was there. and what an amazing trip you enjoyed to Gettysburg!

  15. Hi there! You warmed my heart: finally an american who cook real italian recipes who looks ITALIAN! Thank you.

    Where are your italian ancestors from?

  16. my son goes to Gettysburg college and my 2 sons wrestled all weekend long at Gettysburg high school for a tournament...a small blogging world!

  17. That lasagne looks amazing, i'm like garfield the cat,,, i just cant eat enough of the stuff.

  18. You made cannolis?!?! Impressed!!!

  19. Hi Lois,
    I'm looking forward to your recipe for French toast casserole. It sounds delicious! My husband and I went to Gettysburg a few years ago. I just had to see the place that I had read about so much.

  20. Thanks for sharing their trip to Gettysburg, Dh has always wanted to visit there, he enjoys anything concerning the Civil War. The table and food looks so pretty. I must check the lasagna recipe out. I just can't get over how Michael is growing up! Enjoy your week.


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