Guess it is good you are not recording weight on the log.
It will be a big surprise when we get home, unless I get on the baggage scale at the airport.
Let me know what you think your schedule might be for this weekend, particularly whether you think you might be coming by on Friday night.
I'll decide when and if I get up on Friday, but I was inclined to come Friday evening, if that is convenient. If not, I can just come up Sat morning.
Letting me know during the day Friday is perfectly fine.
Sounds like a meal I would appreciate.
Frank from our club, visiting Italy this week, just posted on Facebook this menu he enjoyed yesterday. I thought you might enjoy the memories...
In San Giovanni Rotondo -- I only had one meal today, but it was kind of like 4 or 5 or 6, spread over three hours. ... Forget the 50 mile menu, a lot of these ingredients came from within sight of my table. Here is the menu:
Spaghetti al pomodoro, with pane fare scarpata (bread to mop one's plate)
Roast beef and sausage, prepared in an outdoor wood-fired oven
Roasted pepper, caper, olive, and bread crumb casserole
Roasted eggplant with capers and anchovy
Lampaschioni (water hyacinth bulbs)
Lettuce and arugula insalata
Fresh roasted chestnuts
Red wine, custom-bottled for the chefs' fiftieth anniversary
Espresso, molto forte
This is similar to what we were seeing in Sicily, although we would have gotten the third and fourth plates before the first plate and they would have called them aperitivi. I believe the term for bread to mop one's plate is "pane fare scarpetta", where scarpetta means literally "little shoe". Or since they tend to drop a few vowels at opportune times, "pan far scarpetta".