The Last Meal

Last Bruschetta

Some simple bruschetta to start.

Pizza Calabrese

Pizza Calabrese with spicy salami, hot peppers and capers.

French Fry Pizza

And Justin’s favorite: pizza with french fries!

We decided to have our last meal at the very first pizzeria we tried four years ago on our first night in Sicily. It’s not the best pizza, but it’s pretty good. And it was fun to relive our first dining experience in Sicily. Afterwards we walked down the street to get some pastries for dessert.

Pastry Case

Little Pastries

Little Pastries 2

Little Pastries 3

As you can imagine, it took a while to choose one 🙂

Well, we are now officially back in the United States.

Although we won’t make it to San Diego until tomorrow morning, we arrived in Virginia this afternoon and have checked into our hotel. The animals survived the trip with absolutely no problems and we humans are doing fine despite the fact that we haven’t really slept in about 42 hours. Now as long as we can make it to the airport by 4 am tomorrow, everything should work out fine!

Off to sleep…more tomorrow!

  1. Jason

    Yeah, nothing like NOT sleeping as you travel from Europe to the US. it’s the best part of the experience as far as I’m concerned.

    6:07 pm  Nov 16th, 2007
  2. Summer

    Safe and yummy travels to you!!!

    6:33 pm  Nov 16th, 2007
  3. Christy

    The food looks so yummy! Glad to hear you are all back in the US safe and sound. Hope the rest of the trip continues smoothly.

    7:46 pm  Nov 16th, 2007
  4. Corinne

    I’m with Justin – the french fry pizza is very yummy! glad you’re on your way and that you’re safe and sound!

    9:15 pm  Nov 16th, 2007
  5. cook eat FRET

    welcome home.. i’ll miss sicily through your eyes… that last meal looked wonderful. those southern italian pastries are the best in the world. at least to me…

    9:43 pm  Nov 16th, 2007
  6. Corey

    I live in Mineo! Wow, what a small internet-world we live in. I came across your blue cheese burger post via the stumble-upon plugin for Mozilla. I just got back from the commissiray gathering the ingredients for it. Sadly they didn’t have any blue cheese. : ( I’m definitely going to check out all your postings for good tips on the local cuisine. Excellent site!


    6:47 am  Nov 17th, 2007
  7. Stuck in AL

    Glad to hear you are safely back in the good ol US of A. Thank you for sharing your former world with us! I loved being taken away each time you posted photos of your travels and wonderful foods! Get some sleep!

    12:34 pm  Nov 17th, 2007
  8. VeggieGirl

    The bruschetta looks divine; not sure what to think about the french-fry-pizza… haha. and the pastries are little works of art! gorgeous!

    welcome back to the states! be sure to rest up – you deserve it!

    2:59 pm  Nov 17th, 2007
  9. C'tina

    We’re in the Tidewater area, too, although my husband spends a fair amount of time in San Diego, we’re headed out there for Thanksgiving! Hope you had a safe trip! The husband wants to take our boys to see Coronado.

    3:18 pm  Nov 17th, 2007
  10. Ruby

    The spicy salami pizza looks yummy! 🙂

    8:39 pm  Nov 17th, 2007
  11. Vicki

    French fry pizza? What’s the tableware etiquette for that?

    9:23 pm  Nov 17th, 2007
  12. Sithean

    This looks wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing. =)

    6:16 am  Nov 19th, 2007
  13. Genie

    Just wanted to send good thoughts your way — I know leaving Sicily has to be just a bit bittersweet, and not just because of the food. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful photos from your last-minute travels and eating adventures, and I can’t wait to keep reading what you get cooking stateside!

    8:27 am  Nov 20th, 2007
  14. Nicole

    Thanks, Genie! I have quite a few Sicily photos and even some recipes saved up so even though my time there has come to an end, I’ll still be sharing stories and photos of my adventures for quite a while!

    11:04 am  Nov 20th, 2007
  15. dustin

    Sorry I had dropped off the face of the earth the last few months…anyways, all these pictures and stories of leaving sicily are making me really miss it there. I am back after over a month on the ship. I was just in San Diego friday, had I known you two were there, I could have given you all a call…hmmm…well, I will let you know the next time I am there…it should be twice, no three times next year…welcome back to the states!

    12:17 pm  Nov 21st, 2007
  16. Lorna

    Ahhh… I recognize the Valentino’s tablecloth, Pizza Calabrese and the Puleo Andrea Pastries! We just returned from Sicily- spent the last 8 years there, off and on. I don’t suppose you have a recipe for the filling for the Cafe Beignets they have at Puleo Andrea??

    6:06 am  Aug 5th, 2011
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