My Italian Stallion

Overall, this past weekend was really chill by design. I had a big test on Sunday that had been looming for >1 year. The last step in my Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) through the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). And good news: I passed! Thank heavens. It’s like a big gorilla has gotten pulled off my back.

One big leaf on Leif Erickson Trail

One big leaf on Leif Erickson Trail

But Jeff and I did notch up some fun times. We paid our second visit to Forest Park, which is a hiker’s nirvana. This 5,100 acre-park has 70 miles of trails – practically right in our backyard! We owed Cooper a good walk so the three of us tackled a five-mile hilly loop and called it good. Walkability is maybe my favorite thing about Portland. We walk almost everywhere (well, besides work). My high heels get little love anymore.

The highlight of the weekend was Italian night at the Krass house. Jeff is a pasta-making machine. Every couple months, he pulls out the KitchenAid pasta attachment and cranks out piles of pasta. Hours of work. Plus we recently picked up some ravioli cutters – what an exciting addition! We celebrated Jeff’s pastapalooza by inviting our neighbors Lindsay and Daniel to our place for dinner. We provided the appetizer, pasta, white wine, and beer; they provided the red wine and tiramisu gelato from Mio Gelato (AWESOME, by the way). It was a perfect way to end the weekend: chilling and laughing with good food and good friends. Perfezionare!

Hiking the Leif Erickson Trail in Forest Park

Hiking the Leif Erickson Trail in Forest Park

Peek of the industrial area along the Willamette River

Peek of the industrial area along the Willamette River

Jeff making lots of pasta!

Jeff making lots of pasta!

Making the asparagus, prosciutto, goat cheese bruschetta

Making the asparagus, prosciutto, goat cheese bruschetta

Lindsay and Daniel getting ready to dig in

Lindsay and Daniel getting ready to dig in

Notice Jeff and I are the well-behaved ones.

Notice Jeff and I are the well-behaved ones.

We're all so happy about Italian night! :)

We’re all so happy about Italian night! 🙂

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2 comments

  1. Ali

    Totally jealous! Looks so delicious. We have only gotten ours out twice, but it really is the best. Think I need some ravioli tools now! They looked beautiful and delicious!

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