|Emily, Janna, Giada, Judy, Holly|
Last year for my birthday, my husband surprised me with the best gift ever! He somehow managed to find out about a cooking show in Atlanta, Georgia featuring some of my favorite chefs, and he arranged for me (bright pink shirt), my daughter Holly (far right), my sister-in-law Judy (in the pink sweater), and her daughter Emily (far left) to spend the weekend meeting Giada and Paula Deen, getting to see and sample some awesome new products, and eat some amazing food (oink-oink)!
I LOVE Giada! She was very down-to-earth, so nice to talk to and absolutely beautiful! Before I left for Atlanta, I printed out her recipe for Fusili Pasta. It is one of my go-to dishes when I am running short on time. She was so sweet to sign it for me and I framed it with the above picture and it is hanging in my kitchen. In fact, tonight I didn't want to look up the recipe so I just used the framed recipe on the wall instead!
I had a two-fold reason for cooking this dish tonight. -First of all, I still have tomatoes that I do not want to waste! Secondly, I wanted to cook something fast!