Today is National Massachusetts Day. Massachusetts, the first New England colony and the 6th state to join the Union earned the name Cradle of Liberty. After all, Massachusetts hosted the founding of the Sons of Liberty and the Boston Tea Party.Continue reading “The Elegance of Massachusetts”
United Nations Day is a part of the larger United Nations Week, which begins on October 20 and ends on the 26th each year. In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 24 as the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations. United Nations Day was officially established. Five years later, my parents were married on that very day.
When I was a girl, I remember one evening out in the corn field, picking the last of the corn with my Dad. The moon was so bright, and so big I felt I could easily reach up and touch it. I asked my Dad about the moon. (Like all young girls; I believed my Dad knew everything). He said it was a harvest moon. When I asked why, he spread his arms out and said because you can harvest by the light of the moon. It was something I have never forgotten. (In case you were wondering, a harvest moon is an annual event. It is the first full moon closest to the fall equinox – usually mid to late September or very early October). This year, tonight will be the Harvest Moon. I might just need to stand in my little garden and bath in the beautiful light of the Harvest Moon.
I know, it’s only mid-September, but I am anxious for Thanksgiving. It’s too early to start planning my menu, so I thought I’d put together a nice supper with a harvest theme to get the ball rolling.
Recently I watched one of my favorite movies, “Under a Tuscan Sun”. I adore that movie on so many levels – the adventure, the characters, the relationships and the food – lots and lots of food. That got me to craving an Italian Affair.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away Hubby and I were known in our circle as the King and Queen of fabulous dinner parties. We threw elaborate cocktail parties with a wide array of scrupulous morsels served up on glistening platters that floated about the room. Six-course intimate suppers were not uncommon. Each event was a personal challenge to outdo the last. That was a very long time ago. Life and circumstances changed.