I just spent a week at my sister’s house in Connecticut. There is nothing like being around family and friends during the holidays. The one thing I did was eat way too much! Let’s start with me walking through the door and Phyllis, my mom, was already there cooking away so I’m in trouble before my coat was even off.  There was stuffed sausage and broccoli bread, cheeses, Italian cold cuts and of course stuffed artichokes. That was just the pre-game to dinner. Porcini brown sugar rubbed rib roast, twice baked potatoes, yes with bacon, brussel sprouts with bacon and maple syrup salad and lots of vino. At this point I’ve eaten so much I can hardly breath. Then we all sat around the fireplace and watched movies and thank God it snowed so I can say it was a perfect start to my holidays. The next day my other sister Barb, my nephew Brett and niece Danielle all came down from upstate NY and Richard (aka Lolly) came in from his family in Long Island. We had a big bowl of pasta and sauce, a healthy salad and some not-so-healthy garlic bread for dinner. The next day for  breakfast Phyllis made us greek bread, bacon and eggs and New England coffee cake. For lunch we had some chicken cutlets  while Phyllis was starting a whole Thanksgiving dinner Turkey from the farm, mashed potatoes, turnips and the best stuffing in the whole wide world and lots of vino and an amazing canoli cake from Sugar bakery (winner in cupcake wars) again I can’t breath and so stuffed but its the holidays so we’re all allowed to indulge right?  The next morning I wake up to the smell of coffee, bacon again and mom rolling the best meatballs and making sauce so we all  hungout played games, ate more food, and made more memories. I even had the chance to catch up with some old friends I hadn’t seen in a very long time. Life is pretty amazing and its not even New Years yet. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and be safe and lets all make 2013 even better.