This is not a cooking blog. Although I can’t promise I won’t put a recipe in every once in a while. What it’s really about is family and love, and faith and fun.
I’m calling it The Paladini Potpie, because a potpie is absolutely an adventure in a crust!
Think back to the best potpie you’ve ever eaten…(and wipe that drool off your chin.) …Hot flaky crust holding a rich savory sauce and all kinds of pieces of meat and vegetables…you didn’t know what you might bite into but you knew it would be delicious!
As a family we have chosen to live within “the Crust” of God’s love and protection. “In Him we live and move and have our being.” Within this Crust is the savory Sauce – our family love – that binds all the other ingredients together.
I’ll guarantee you that my daughter, Monica, is rolling her eyes and laughing as she reads this, but I must mention that every once in a while some of the sauce oozes its way out of the protective crust… and gets a little bit burned! (But it’s still all good.)
So, we have the protective Crust of God’s love and providence. That never changes. We have the rich Sauce of family love, which is pretty consistent too – a given. Beyond that we can add just about anything and it’s good. We make up the recipe as we go along.
This blog will be about some of the ideas and fun things we have done as a family, some of our traditions and some of our experiences and the lessons we have learned. Sometime people crack up when I tell them about some of the things we do. I can’t tell you how many times I have been told I should write a book. Maybe I will. But I kind of feel like I’m cheating because most of our best ideas are not my own. I’m just a really good stealer and changer.
So welcome to The Paladini Potpie. It will have a little bit of everything and I hope you’ll find something you can steal and change, or adopt and adapt! Bon appétit!