Project Alicia

Monday, April 06, 2009

DAY 96


Alfredo di Lelio owned and operated a small restaurant in Rome in 1914. He created a special light dish for his pregnant wife when she could not tolerate heavy tomato sauces. The original Alfredo was egg fettuccine with butter and parmigiano cheese. Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks often stopped into his establishment which in turn attracted other Hollywood actors and the dish was talked about and recreated in America with the addition of heavy cream.

Tonight was a hectic night as we hurried to get dinner on the table before Camille's dance. This is fast and easy to make... and the kids like it. They were having fun slurping the noodles! By having dinner before dance we were able to have a family night as well. We're going to use the Jasper's idea and attempt to "build a firm family foundation". We spent about a half hour sifting through legos and the goal is to fill the jar with the legos and once it's full we can have a fun family party. The catch is... we can only put legos into the jar when we see acts of kindness. I was at my wit's end with the name calling and fighting, so I thought this was worth a try.


  1. I like that idea! I'm going to have to try something like that at my house we have some bad name calling as well C: we need summer so they can play outside! the sun makes my kids happy :D

  2. I know how you feel. I have realized that we need to improve our home's quality. I don't remember who gave the talk about making our homes like the temple (It was in the last session of conference), but it helped me understand what I need to do to make my home more like the temple. I really want my home to be a sacred haven for my family. It is very callenging in times like this. However, I know that if we do all we can do the Lord will compensate the rest. He does love us and wants us to succeed.