I’m hoping to post every other day (at least during orientation), so here’s another exciting post comin’ at cha.
Last night was the first night all the housemates were together for dinner, so we went all out. Our housemate from Bari brought all these homemade pasta sauces with her, so our primo piatto was some pasta and sauce:
For our secondo, we had some chicken, lightly floured and panfried in butter and oil. It was delicious. I had also made some meringues for a friend’s birthday, so those were our dolce:
I know it seems like all I do is eat here, lettori. And while that is a large part of what I do, I am also working on a dense history text about Italy after WWII, as well as trying to remember Italian grammar rules. Plus balance a fairly packed social life. Study abroad, it’s rough.
In all seriousness, though, this orientation is grueling. It’s not always fun and games, but it is really informative. Learning the history of this country is really helpful because it all works together to give us the grand picture of Italy today. And of course, grammar lessons are always helpful.
Speaking of which, time to go work on indirect and direct object pronouns. I know you’re all jealous!