Preparing the pasta

Yesterday was a hurricane day. Ben and I were in Contra Costa, Solano and Napa Counties and didn’t get home until almost midnight! Ben is still sleeping.

Ben had some left over birthday wishes to gather so we were in Danville, Benicia, Vallejo and Yountville once again. Last night though was the treat. We attended the Napa Style weekly cooking class at the VMarketplace in Yountville and learned how to make homemade Pappardelle Pasta with a mushroom ragu. AWESOME! Served with wine and great companions how could we lose? It did not stop, we then headed to the hostess with the mostess, Cindy Crater’s house and were served homemade chicken noodle soup, cheeses and salami and homemade persimmon cake. Could it get any better? Yes, we then were treated to an impromptu concert by Mars Lasar, a Grammy award winning musician and a 14 year old musical prodigy. She literally brought tears to my eyes. Ben lay at their feet and closed his eyes and I could have sworn was smiling.

The finished product!

Let’s get this party started; stretches, meditation, walk and feed and Ben and here we go . . .