June : Part 1

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Only part way into June and already, it's been a busy month! 
Siamo solo a meta' giugno ed ho gia' fatto molto! 

Gus is doing great. Loves hanging out on the balcony and chasing moths, squirrels, and cats on our walks.
Gus sta molto bene. Li piace stare fuori al sole e inseguire le farfalle, scoiattoli, e gatti quando lo portiamo fuori.


Murder Mystery Party (on Zoom) for a friend's birthday. I was Pat Capone, mobster turned pop icon. I (obviously) didn't do it.
Un Murder Mystery festa su Zoom per il compleanno di un amico. Io ero Pat Capone, una mafiosa che e' diventata cantante. Ovviamente non l'ho fatto. 



Fresh peonies from Trader Joe's

Trying to find something to do, so lots of hiking, running, walks, and I even started playing tennis. 
Nella ricerca di cose da fare, sto cercando di fare molte camminate, corse, e ho anche cominciato a giocare a tennis. 


Hike up to Double Peak Trail in San Marcos


Lots of walks with Gus in the neighborhood. We pass by this house often and I love it so much. It reminds me of a Disney cottage. 
Tante camminate con Gus nel quartiere. Passiamo questa casa spesso e a me piace molto. Mi ricorda una casa che si trova nei film di Disney. 


There is a tree near me that has had hundreds of caterpillars on it lately. They have completely eaten most of the leaves and have been fascinating to walk by every day. 
C'e' un albero vicino casa mia dove ci sarano un centinaia di bruchi. Hanno mangiato tutte le foglie e ci passiamo tutti giorni per vedere quello che stanno facendo. 


Let's talk food! I was determined to meal plan this week and it was quite successful. I'll try to link all the recipes I used, but some were in a cookbook and others are just recipes that I made up on the spot. 
Adesso si parla del mangiare! Mi sono convinta di fare il menu de la settimana e ci sono riuscita! Cerco di mettere il link per tutte le ricette che ho usato, pero' alcune vengono da un libro e altre sono ricette che ho fatto nel momento. 



Made some crackers to have when I make charcuterie boards. Went with the Cacio e Pepe crackers from the NYT Cooking site. They turned out really good.
Ho fatto dei crackers per quando facciamo l'apperitivo. Ho fatto questi crackers Cacio e Pepe che sono venuti molto buoni. 


(almost) Meatless Monday was Chrissy Tiegen's Sweet Miso Butter Cod (but I used Tilapia) with homemade Caesar Dressing (salad from the balcony and croutons were the Cacio e Pepe crackers) and roasted brussel sprouts, carrots, and bacon. 
Lunedi' ho fatto la tilapia con il burro al miso, un'insalata dal giardino, e carote, cavolini di bruxelle, e pancetta. 


Tuesday: Chicken Fajitas with Spanish Quinoa


Wednesday: Chrissy Tiegen's Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches (these buns) with Alexia Waffle Fries. 


My ranking of the meals:
1) Carbonara*
1) Pulled BBQ Chicken*
*Tied for first. Both of these were SO GOOD. 
3) Miso Tilapia
4) Chicken Fajitas (not bad, just boring)

For dessert, slowly working on this ice cream from Salt and Straw. It is like rice krispie treats within ice cream deliciousness. 
Per dolce, questo gelato. 


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