Mother’s Day and Meatballs


Look at this beautiful woman, what a special treat! This year for Mother’s Day, Jason and I traveled to Florida to spend some quality time with his grandparents; Rose & Joseph Puglisi. It is always a fun trip visiting Jason’s grandparents. One of the nights we attended The Show Palace Dinner Theatre for “Book of Love, A Doo Wop Romance”, which was like a live musical of my favorite movie, Grease! We also visited with their friends for dinner and took a drive down to Tarpon Springs for gyros.


And of course we spent 4 days eating delicious home cooked meals and snacking on lots of cookies! If  you know my husband, you’ll know that he can’t get enough Italian food. Jason always requests homemade meatballs on every visit to Florida, and his grandma didn’t hesitate to prepare a fresh batch for him. Grandma Rose is an avid gardener, growing fresh vegetables like eggplants, Swiss chard and basil in her garden, which she likes to add to her home cooked meals!

Grandma’s meatball recipe has the right consistency of meat to breadcrumb ratio. For dinner we had shrimp cocktail, meatballs and spaghetti and every meal is always followed by coffee and an endless tin of cookies.


A very tasty meal indeed! I hope to eventually figure out the recipe for grandma’s meatballs, my experiments at  home are always so close but nothing beats the original from Jason’s grandma.


Rose and Joe recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary, don’t they still look cute together. What an inspiration! On another note, don’t you think Jason looks exactly like his grandpa?? haha..


It was great catching up with Jason’s grandparents, and I hope to see them again soon! Thanks for having us over and for sharing many great life stories of your past, I always feel I learn so much from grandpa’s words of wisdom and grandma’s encouragement in the kitchen. Grazie!

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