Boy have I come to hate the term "empty-nest." After a lot of tears, I am now settling into "my new normal." My sadness at the loss of daily interaction with my daughters has given way to excitement for them. I look forward to the phone calls and text messages which keep me in the loop with what is going on in their lives. It looks like I will survive!
Pizza is my ultimate comfort food and I always seem to crave it when I am feeling depressed. Well, I have had pizza a lot lately! My daughters and I went to lunch at Pete & Elda's in Neptune, NJ before they left for school. The girls have gone there since they were babies. Matt and I went there once a week when we were dating. The place is insanely crowded even at the oddest of times which is a testament to how popular it is. The crust is cracker thin and the sauce is like nowhere else. I think that it is a love/hate thing with Pete & Elda's pizza, but we are in the love group. It almost shouldn't be called pizza since it is so different. It just is Pete & Elda's - a Shore classic. An order of garlic bread with cheese and fried calamari - perfect!
Pizza with Figs, Prosciutto, Gorgonzola, Balsamic, and Arugula