So all the hullabaloo over the Royal wedding is finally rubbing off me!
The Queen's shy but charismatic grandson is getting married.To a charming girl who will turn over from a commoner to a 'Royal' within a matter of a few rituals and regal formalities.
It all brings back memories of that elegant wedding that Prince Charles and the demure Lady Diana Frances Spencer had on the cloudy and tepid July morning in 1981.I didn't quite ever realize the aura around the British Royal family until sometime in the early Nineties,as a young girl, I was mesmerized at this doe-eyed beauty peering out at me from a weekly magazine cover.She had porcelain skin and almond-shaped Kohl-rimmed eyes - her blonde hair trimmed shapely with fringes shading those intent eyes.I grew interested and started looking up magazines to read all about her.Those were the days when Internet did not figure in human vocabulary(seems strange to imagine today!) and so all I could gather was that she was a royal princess to a prince who would one day become King and she his Queen.
Then news starting hitting stands of things going amuck in the royal relationship.It seemed foolish at times to be thinking so much about something so discernibly unreachable-but there was something in this lady that made her close to people who watched her.Something so unlike the usual royal demeanor.
And when it all ended in a flash on an August day in 1997,my heart sank,like many others round the world.I watched her royal cortege escort her to her final resting place - a live transmission by BBC for viewers worldwide.The short life she lived was so blatantly public somewhere and yet so surreptitiously clandestine at times.I felt sorry for a young mother and her mourning sons.
Whatever that leaves us with,it will be exciting to watch an affair as extravagant as a royal wedding when the Prince weds his Princess on Friday - sans all the nitty-gritties that come with it!And I for one,will not at all miss out on that!
And while I'm keeping an eye on all shows on television leading to a countdown to D-day,I'm trying to create short but peppy recipes to make the Husband's heart grow fonder without missing out the episodes;)So today I'll post my Macaroni in White Pasta Sauce recipe which is rich and creamy and very easy to prepare at the same time.I used Macaroni in this recipe just because I had them in my kitchen,but any pasta would be right as rain for this recipe.I also happen to like the sea-shell look of the Macaroni-and love to devour spoonfuls of the cream-dipped roundlets.So on with my recipe and wish everyone Bon Appetit!
Sending this post and my pasta recipe to 'Presto Pasta Nights # 211', a lovely event that originated at Ruth's place 'Presto Pasta Nights' that is being co-hosted by Theresa of 'Food Hunter's Guide to cuisine'.
Also linking this up to 'Fresh, Clean and Pure Friday' hosted by Roz at her exquisitely beautiful blog titled 'la belle vita'.
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