An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Friday, February 13, 2009

Guest Poets: My Mom and Tiziana

Ode to Nutella.

Nutella mixed with peanut butter
Nutella mixed with ricotta
Nutella mixed with sour cream
Nutella over strawberries
Nutella and Oro Saiwa cookies
Nutella and fresh, crunchy bread
Nutella for breakfast
Nutella for lunch
Nutella for snack
GOOOOD NUTELLA

NONNA Massimilla
(Thank you)
(comment from yesterday's post)

Then this, from my Aunt, Tiziana:

Piange a urla il tuo bambino?
Puoi mangiarne un cucchiaino!
Stai passando qualche guaio?
Prendine subito un bel cucchiaio!
Torna a casa il marito nervoso?
Un cucchiaione e un po' di riposo.
Se sei triste o ti fanno arrabbiare
la NUTELLA ti può consolare!

translation (although it sounds better in Italian!):
Is your child crying?
You can give him a spoonful!
Are you going through some troubles?
Immediately grab a spoon!
Does your husband come home all grumpy?
A spoonful and a little rest.
If you are sad or someone makes you mad
NUTELLA can comfort you.


11 comments:

GrandmaK said...

Wonderful. Recipes that are short and "sweet!" Thank you NONNA! Cathy

Kim H. said...

Okay, now I really might need to try this famous Nutella stuff...

By the way, my 21 year old baby sister is also addicted to Nutella. She's been eating it right out of my Mom's pantry for years. Picture sneaky 4 year old in pantry with spoon and chocolatey face...Bia, is that what you look like when you get in to the Nutella?.....

Tiziana said...

Brava Millie!! Anch'io ho scitto una piccola poesia:

Piange a urla il tuo bambino?
Puoi mangiarne un cucchiaino!
Stai passando qualche guaio?
Prendine subito un bel cucchiaio!
Torna a casa il marito nervoso?
Un cucchiaione e un po' di riposo.
Se sei triste o ti fanno arrabbiare
la NUTELLA ti può consolare!

Bia said...

Tiziana: FANTASTICO!!!!

Ua said...

Bravissimi tutti! Sai cosa mangiano i miei bambini quest' oggi a mezzogiorno a scuola? Un "Nutella Sandwich"!!!

Anonymous said...

My dear daughter UA has negletted to translate her Italian message for all those poor douls who do not speak this beautiful language.
"Very good, all of you! Do you know what my children are having for lunch in school today? A 'Nutella Sandwich"!!
Now a quick message for all those who would like to learn to speak the language of love (by the way, it is NOT French!): come and take my class at ASU or USC-AIKEN.
Ciao. Mamma, Nonna Massimilla

Lisa said...

The meaning comes through in the Italian version, even without the translation!
But, oh, it is good stuff! How 'bout Nutella on icecream ~ That's Laura's (Catholic Teacher Musing) and your posts perfectly blended...

Kathryn said...

Oh I can't stand it anymore, I must go out and get some..forget the diet!

Laura said...

Awesome.
I'd like to hear Nutella....The Opera.

Anonymous said...

I hate to burst all those bubbles, but as an old Cajun expression goes, "it ain't fit to eat..."
Nonno

Cathy Adamkiewicz said...

Nutella is AWESOME. But I need to know, is it nut -ella or new -tella? We have an ongoing debate about that around here.