Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saved by a clam!

How pretty is that? And I needed it. Truly. Absolutely. With yearning, bells on my toes, and petticoat jingles, I desperately needed it.
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Tomorrow starts tech rehearsals. Wednesday and Thursday are dress rehearsals. Thursday is "bring 52 kids to a market fair" night (and don't lose one of them!). Sound cues, preshow, program, photo call and then - TADA! - opening night. This week 52 kids will do their shifts in the dark, wear long dresses they cannot walk in and short pants they feel silly in, spray frankfurter calls into steel, sweat off their eye-liner, look for the glo-tape and create energy enough to send an astronaut to Mars. It's the most stressful week for the show. And the grandest.
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I had a fine family meal (and ... to be redundant ... I needed it) and the starter was grilled clams. Find the recipe from Proud Italian Cook: HERE
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Have plenty of crusty bread for mopping.

Because whether or not you "need it," I guarantee you will want it!

27 comments:

Heather said...

oh my gosh - that looks amazing! good luck with the 52 kids!! that's a lot!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love Marie's recipe for clams, Claudia! She;s a gem, like you!

Good luck with rehearsals!

Mary said...

It really looks delicious. I'd say break a leg but that seems wrong when you're responsible for all those kids. I'll settle for good luck. I'm sure it will be fine.

unconfidential cook said...

Those clams look amazing!!! Good luck with all your kids!

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMM,....That dish looks so tasty!!

Good luck with the 52 kids!!! Good luck with the rehearsels!!!!

Christina Kim said...

Yes! Must have crusty bread for mopping. Goodluck with the kiddos!

girlichef said...

Truely amazing...that is this dish!! Wowza, I want a big bowl w/ the bread for sopping...drooling, sreiously. Best of luck with the kiddos :D

Katherine Aucoin said...

Claudia what a stunning looking dish! Now you have me in the mood for clams. i know the kids will do great!

Wanda said...

Even though stressful, you sound very excited Claudia...52 kids would keep anyone on their toes...and hard work to keep them "off" your toes...Good luck...wishing you a good week!

Lynda said...

I have never had clams,can you believe that!But, your picture makes look really yummy.
Good luck with the rehearsals!

Karine said...

I have not had clams for a long time and these look amazing! :)

Reeni♥ said...

How delicious! You certainly do deserve it - it sounds like you have your hands full! But I bet your handling it like a pro.

Barbara said...

Best of luck with the production, Claudia! Food can be such a comfort. :-)

Katy ~ said...

Those clams do look good! They would cheer and renew me as well.

As hectic as the rehearsals sound, they sound like fun for everyone.

Cookin' Canuck said...

52 kids?! You are brave! These look fabulous.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

That looks great!!

I love the bread to sop all the goodness up!

Good luck at your rehearsals!

Juliana said...

These clams look delicious...yummie! Good luck with the kids :-)

Miranda said...

This looks fantastic.
I also wanted to thank you for visiting my site and the wonderful comments.

Good luck!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh these clams look like a plate full of all things good!! Delicious, Claudia!

joe@italyville said...

Looks delicious! Hope things are going well Claudia!

Judy said...

Yumm. I could go for some of those clams right now. Best of luck with the kids. You are a brave person.

burpandslurp said...

I don't just want it, I NEED it! Oh man, that looks absolutely finger-lickingly delicious!
And oh crap -- 52 kids?!! Good luck with that!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Claudia, You are a doll! so glad you enjoyed them. Your clams look amazing! I love the title of your post too. I'm sure all went well with your kids, what fun work you do.
xox, Marie

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Looks wonderful. One to save for sure. Good luck with the play, can't wait to here the review.

Victor Yu said...

Wow wee, that's a lot of clams and good-looking too. GL with the kids.

creampuff said...

Claudia,

Those look gorgeous! I've been working up the courage to grill shellfish and you've inspired me!

Aly Beth said...

I may actually have to try this out! Looks great!

~Aly