Then today as I was thumbing through a cook book, I came across a recipe with grapes. After a while I remembered the sweet peppers I brought from hubby's village and decided to try a recipe we'd eaten at a retaurant (well, something similar to be exact- imagination scores again!)
Lunch started to form in my mind with soup having been planned yesterday just when hubby called to say he'll be home early...'Hmmm! Family lunch!!! How nice!' As you can tell, that's very rare so precious as well. 'Why not making it more fun?' To make a long story short, I wrote the menu of the day (see picture above-click to enlarge), and with my dear boy, prepared a nice meal :
sweet peppers stuffed with cheese and herbs (before going into the oven)
tomato and rocket salad with balsamic vinegar
griddled mushrooms (only half of them made it to the table)
grapes from dad's little vine with walnuts and soft unsalted cheese
and... griddled bread with olive oil and oregano
It was a happy meal and I'm grateful for moments like this. This is what a happy life is after all; a collection of happy moments; that's why I'm trying to create as many of them as I can for my family.
As you can imagine, the holiday update will have to wait some more!!!
Edit: check the comments for some details on the recipes (someone asked, I answered...)