Hi from the Jersey Shore! I'm here with my kids and hubby enjoying the last few weeks of summer. I don't want it to end! I'm not ready for fall!
I can't believe we were in Napa last year. Joe and I would love to go back -- but with our kids. We missed them like crazy! Caroline was lucky to have her brood with her, but I guess the drama never ends with kids, no matter how old they are!
I loved surfing, even though the water was cold. I like challenging myself to do new things. I've never been one to just sit on the sidelines and watch. I wish everyone had come in with us! I thought the water was deeper when I jumped off my board though, which is why I landed so hard. The cold water numbed my foot, so I did wear heels afterwards, which I think made it a little worse. I was in so much pain that night, it was no joke! I think I twisted something and it was swollen, but my boots the next day were the magic cure. They were new, so they were tight, and they kept my foot from swelling any more. I was good as new then!
And yes, Melissa always was a "fondler." She used to say I had the best ass, so she was always grabbing it.
It's sad for me, even now, watching my friendship with Jacqueline end. We were really close for a really long time, and we never did have a fight. I really did feel that she did something to me -- ambushing me with Caroline -- and it hurt my feelings, but I wanted to forgive her and move on. But you can see we weren't on the same page.
We did have a lot more fun you didn't see on our trip though. There wasn't time to show everything, but we did have a big RV Cook-Off between me, Caroline, and Kathy. It was a challenge trying to cook in that tiny RV kitchen without our normal tools and ingredients, but we all pulled it off. I was slapping the steak with a big grilling spatula to try and tenderize it, Melissa was my sous chef and partner in crime. We had so much fun! Then we ran around and had people in the parking lot taste everything and decide whose food was the best. Maybe they'll put the clip online or put it in a lost footage episode and then you can see who won. I will tell you what I made though: Steak Pizzaola (the recipe is in my first cookbook Skinny Italian -- it's my dad's favorite and just 383 calories!) and an eggplant and tomato ciambotta which I included in my newest cookbook Fabulicious!: Fast & Fit -- sooo good and just 86 calories! (Both go great with Fabellini!)All right, I have to get back to the beach and my girls. Love love love you all! Follow me on Twitter @Teresa_Giudice and check out my website for my appearance schedule, where to buy Fabellini and more!