Fifty Marriage Proposals, One Husband, Four Kids

Italians feeding each other.
Italians feeding each other.

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Baba’s Pan Roasted Tomato Spaghettini

Baba's Pan Roasted Spaghettini
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Mom and Dad, 1961
Mom and Dad wed in 1961

“I guess I had about fifty marriage proposals, ” my mom answered in her kitchen yesterday.

“Fifty?” my daughter Sophie and I echoed in disbelief. Mom was telling us stories about how life was for her in Chicago Heights in the 1950s before she met my dad.

“I had to keep giving rings back!” she said.

I know my mom.  This is no exaggeration.  In fact, she probably had well over fifty wedding proposals. But only my dad made the cut.

“I couldn’t think of one reason not to marry your father,” she said.

My 19-year-old daughter Sophie and I went to visit Mom for a world class lesson in how to make Grandma Nita’s Fabulous Red Wine Biscotti. We also got educated about life in the 1950s in “da Heights”.

Tomorrow I will post the recipe, along with the video of Grandma Nita’s Fabulous Red Wine Biscotti. 

In the meantime, here is a recipe from the man Mom decided to say yes to, after fifty-ish marriage proposals.

Mom and Dad were, and still are,  two of the greatest chefs the world has ever seen.   

I hope you enjoy today’s recipe from my dad’s beautiful brain. When you taste his fabulous spaghettini you will understand one of the reasons my mom said “yes”!

Tomorrow I will give you the recipe from my mom for Grandma Nita’s Fabulous Red Wine Biscotti. 

In the meantime, enjoy these family photos of food and of love.

Of course in Italian family life, they are one and the same.

Get. A. Combo.  MMMM! www.enzos1.com
Get. A. Combo. MMMM!
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I wonder if my kindergarten teacher knew what "The E-Z Snack" was! (Do you???)
I wonder if my kindergarten teacher knew what “The E-Z Snack” was! (Do you???)
Me and my dad in Italy 1989
Me and Dad in Italy 1989
Enzo's Restaurant, circa 1973.
Enzo’s Restaurant, circa 1973.

Baba's Pan Roasted Spaghettini
Baba’s Pan Roasted Spaghettini

♥ da quote

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

-Audrey Hepburn

Italians feeding each other.

Italians feeding each other.

 

 

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