I’m a little hopped up on caffeine and sugar from a few too many Ice Teas… and as I work on updating our Olive Garden interactive page, I am having a tough time controlling the urge to start creating an Italian masterpiece in my kitchen.
Now you must understand, I am NOT a cook.
In fact, I so rarely cook it’s a little embarrassing.
But for the last couple weeks as I’ve been learning the secrets of Italian cooking, I am becoming more and more excited about the concept of cooking.
And it’s taking some restraint to keep me from creating layers of flavor at this very moment.
You see, neither Susan nor I are really all that domestically gifted. We tend to do better at the business of blogging than the business of homemaking.
But between the two of us, Susan is actually more likely to cook than I.
Nine years ago, after Susan married an Italian, she became excited about cooking. And when she went to Italy to visit her in-laws, she went with notebook in hand and had her Italian mother in-law teach her step by step how to create the family recipes.
Well, would you believe that when Susan read the step by step instructions on our Olive Garden Interactive Page describing how to make Italian pasta sauce by layering the flavors, she screamed out, “That is EXACTLY how my mother-in-law makes her sauce! EXACTLY. Step by Step.”
What’s that? Ohhhhh… you WANT to go to Italy? It would be good to learn and practice with Italian chefs, you say? Ahhhh… I suppose.
(But if you don’t win, don’t worry… we’ve got the steps covered right here.)
And you don’t want to cook every night… a girl needs a night off, right?
So, enter to win a $100 gift certificate to the Olive Garden here.
This week you have TWO chances to win.
- Answer a poll question and comment on the page.
- Email the answer to a quiz question.