CUCINA CARA MIA.......Random thoughts from "my dear kitchen" about food, travel, Italy, San Diego and life!

Saturday, December 27, 2008


I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. I got the coolest thing. Its a Mukka Express, makes a cappucino or a latte in one little top of the stove froths and brews in one adorable little machine. What a way to save those sometimes daily $3.50 purchases at Starbucks!

It rained on Christmas Day, no SNOW, just rain...After all the food we consumed., we decided to go to the movies...I think everyone had the same idea....If you haven't heard already, you must go see Marley and Me....It is the sweetest little film....please bring a box of tissues to pass around, coz you're gonna need them...Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston did a great job, but it was all dogs that played Marley that will steal your heart, and just might win the Oscar!

Yesterday, my husband and I decided to stop eating cookies and candy, get off the couch and take a walk....It was cold and windy by San Diego standards, and as the sun was starting to set, I noticed a young man sitting in the sand playing a sitar...Steve whipped out the cell phone, and captured an amazing shot. So back we went to eat some leftovers, cookies and candy.
You can image what my New Year's resolution will be.


~j~ said...

Good for you and your hubby! We are doing the same at our house too! So much nicer to do it together.
Thanks for the movie review, really want to see that!
Happy New year!
love j

Lisa said...

Merry after Christmas, girlfriend!

Cant wait to see the movie!

coastal nest

janie said...

My husband uses a Mukka everyday and loves it! I use the old fashioned stovetop espresso pot like my grandmother had. The Mukka is easy and works well-hope you like it.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

You're right, that shot is amazingly beautiful! I hope to see that movie soon, you know I love dogs! I'm glad you had a good Christmas, don't worry, you're not alone in your resolution. I've eatten way too much this holiday season. I love coffee so that coffee pot looks great! Happy New Year! Twyla

Morning Girl said...

Yes, it's the end of year and the start of a new one...less cookies perhaps? Happy New Year!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Hahahaha...I got a Mukka last Christmas! And enjoyed one tonight, in fact. :-) I threw some cocoa powder in with the coffee grinds. Um...yum! Just screw that base in TIGHT. We've had a couple of leche explosions here.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am "hope"ful (wink ;-) that it will be a very, very good year.