Just after the wedding, my parents went to Italy with my husband's parents. This was the cause of great consternation in the Pink Shoe Small Family Unit, as our parents were in a farmhouse alone together in rural Italy. For a week.
Fortunately, things turned out fabulously, and now our concern is our parents (all four of them) wanting to go on some sort of large "all the families together" vacation. So far, they've not asked us. But it's only been a couple of months. There is still an air of dread around my house, but we've learned to deal with it.
One of the fabulous things to come out of the trip to Italy (besides my new Gucci purse and gorgeous scarf) was this:
Yes, it's what you think it is. It's the elusive White Truffle Oil. (Pink Oil? No, it's kind of yellow). Tonight, in a special dinner, I used it in fabulous purple mashed potatoes. Purple mashed potatoes are fun:
First of all, they're purple.
And when you cut them open, they're still purple.
And when you make them into mashed potatoes with white truffle oil, they're delicious.