Eat! Eat! Eat!

October 17

The title of this missive was my mother’s description of what her children did . . .

Unless you are a pizza, the answer is yes, I can live without you. ~ Bill Murray

Pizza is like the entire food pyramid! ~ Madeline Oles

Ruthie’s sister Rita came to town last week, a week built around where to go to eat . . .

October 8

There’s no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box in your lap. ~ Kevin James

[Rita flew to Minneapolis from Indiana. Ruthie picked her up at the airport and the two of them drove to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, to help clean up and close out Camp Brosius for the season. The following five photos are from her of Elkhart Lake . . . ]

Those pizzas I ate were for medicinal purposes. ~ Amy Neftzger

I’d rather have leftover pizza than leftover feelings. ~ Sarah Burgess

Time is money, money is power, power is pizza, and pizza is knowledge, let’s go! ~ Aubrey Plaza

There’s no “we” in ice cream. ~ Unknown

If we shake out all of the crumbs from all of the keyboards in the world, we can end world hunger. ~ Matthew Dolkart

[While the ladies were off at camp, I prepared the house for its first ever carpet cleaning. We put the babies in the basement while the cleaners and their noisy machinery were here. Afterwards I couldn’t find Laddie for a whole day – we finally discovered that he had been hiding in the basement the whole time . . . ]

October 9

The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating. ~ John Walters

[The day they drove home from camp, stopping for lunch at what they claimed was the highly acclaimed Thorpedo, a restaurant on Thorp, Wisconsin. Rita exhibits the sweatshirt she and Ruthie got for cleaning the camp . . . ]

October 10

In Italy, food is an expression of love. It is how you show those around you that you care for them. Having a love for food means you also have a love for those you are preparing it for and for yourself. ~ Joe Bastianich

[They no longer arrived in Alex, and it was off again to The Harn to visit Jami and Danny. And to get to The Harn one logically drives through Itasca State Park at a lovely time of year . . . ]

Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate. ~ Aland D. Wolfelt

[And a stop at the Mississippi Headwaters Inn, previously a hostel where we enjoyed a couple of Thanksgivings . . . ]

My weaknesses have always been food & men- in that order. ~ Dolly Parton

[The Inn has been upgraded since its hostel days . . . ]

Cooking is like love: it should be entered into with abandon or not at all. ~ Harriet Van Horne

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well. ~ Virginia Woolf

[Then fun at The Harn . . . ]

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly. ~ M.F.K. Fisher

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. ~ Charles M. Schulz

October 11

Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes. It makes people overjoyed and puts them in your debt. ~ Judith Olney

[Then it was off to the Garden Bar on Tuesday for Tuesday Nightclub. The group gave notice they weren’t able to performed that night, but we had to share with Rita. The restaurant is undergoing some interior renovations, including this lovely room that comes complete with a model for photo ops . . . ]

There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves. ~ Thomas Wolfe

[Does anybody recognize these people?]

You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food. ~ Paul Prudhomme

It’s okay to play with your food. ~ Emeril Lagasse

Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people eat together. ~ Guy Fieri

[Our server who puts up with our shenanigans every two weeks . . . ]

October 12

I believe it’s a cook’s moral obligation to add more butter given the chance. ~ Michael Ruhlman

[Our first snow . . . ]

What you feel like eating at any given moment is what you should have. ~ Ferran Adria

Initially let your food do the talking. You’ll be surprised how far you go in a short period of time. ~ Gordon Ramsey

[It was Wednesday Fine Dining night. With the closure of the Alex golf clubhouse for the season, we opted for Boulder Tap House where I committed the unpardonable sin of ordering a chocolate malt . . . ]

A party without a cake is really just a meeting. ~ Julia Child

Love, love, and cherish life. Also, just eat the cake. ~ Aaron Paul

Let them eat cake. ~ Marie Antoinette

Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch. ~ Orson Welles

Give me all the bacon and eggs you have. ~ Ron Swanson

Life’s too short. Start with Dessert! ~ Barbra Streisand

The most powerful social media… it is not the internet, it is not Facebook – it is food. This connects all human beings. ~ Alex Atala

Up Next: More eating . . .

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