Thursday, June 11, 2009

Spaghetti and Sightseeing

So, a couple of you asked yesterday what I thought was appropriate wear to the PX.

In short, I don't want to see your girls pushed out of the top of your shirt and I don't want to see your butt cheeks hanging out of your skirt or shorts. If I can't see either of those things, then we're good.

Let me clarify that I don't show up at the PX in heels, dressed to the nines. I've appeared in workout gear before and I often wear jeans and flip-flops. All acceptable. Showing off pieces of skin that only you or your husband should see? Not appropriate. I'd be mortified if one of my husbands co-workers saw me in something like the woman was wearing yesterday. If you want to wear things like that, then wear them at home. In private.

Last night I made Pioneer Woman's Chicken Scallopine. It was good, but not great. I think the chicken was the best part of the recipe.

Today my mom and brother, Sean and I went out to explore Vicenza. Sean picked up some loose wine, we attempted to use the bathroom at McDonald's which required a code to unlock it. I managed enough Italian to ask a employee for the code, "Cosa codice toilette?" On to lunch at a restaurant we'd never tried before. It was family owned and the people were so nice. Only the father spoke English and with my patchy Italian we managed to order the buffett and spaghetti with some sort of fish. The buffett was amazing. It was all kinds of Italian appetizers. I had zucchini slices with olive oil, fried potatos, anchovies, caprese with the best mozzerella I've ever tried and shrimp. The spaghetti was good too.

After lunch it was time for some sightseeing. We tried to find the Olympic Theater with no success and then opted to drive up to Monte Berico for a wonderful view of all Vicenza.

Days like this I really enjoy Italy.

17 comments:

Greg said...

you just made me very hungry, great post!

Jessica Lynn said...

Do you try PW's recipes often? I have them bookmarked for when I finally move in with the boy so we can try them out together. She has some tasty stuff on there!

Rebecca said...

I think it's really inappropriate when people wear tops showing the girls at work. Last week one of the women I work with showed up to work wearing tiny shorts that were so tight that it left nothing to the imagine. Gross!

Jon and Steph said...

So glad you're enjoying the time with your family!

Lisa said...

Sounds like fun! I think I'd travel to Italy just for the food!

Random Musings Of My Life said...

mmmmmm food.

I agree with you about the PX or anywhere for that matter... Some people just have no class

Karren said...

I agree with you on the clothing thing. I've always believed a little modesty goes a long way!

Full of Heart said...

I've found PW's recipes to look enticing, sound delish, yet sometimes leave some to be desired... They're a little hit-or-miss in my opinion.
That being said, I'm SO making the spinach salad she posted yesterday for my lunch today!

Miss Adventure said...

Gosh all that food sounds amazing!

Windy City Kelley's said...

Sounds wonderful!

Jane said...

An Italian buffett sounds about like the most divine thing ever right about now!

indiana.girl said...

Now I'm hungry!

jlc said...

spaghetti??? yes!! spaghetti from ITALY!? Ohhhh yes please!!!!

:)

Honey said...

i agree, it's amazing the things people wear out in public. simply amazing.

Teresa said...

Showing off the same amount you did as a teenager is also not appropriate haha AND wearing your pajamas lol.

Im glad you are having fu nwith the fam :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Glad you had a great day!

Stacey said...

I'm with ya on the PX dresscode! What on earth are some of these...ahem... "ladies" thinking??!!! I try to not be judgmental, but how can you not think white trash when they are dressed so awful!

I need to try one of the P.W. recipe's...well...I guess I should try cooking at all...hmmm... :) I suck at domestic things...