“I think I was born with a rolling pin in my hand,” I declared as I wielded the instrument of flat destruction across the pizza dough, flattening the lump into one, very thin cover for a Stromboli extraordinaire. We were making a Stromboli — my sister-in-law, Denise, and me. It would be our family’s last visit to Atlanta to see Nanny, my husband’s mother, who was in at-home hospice at Denise’s house. Denise wanted to learn how to make Stromboli. But who can do that without a rolling pin? A previous phone conversation had disclosed that we would be without that necessary tool, so I brought mine along on our trip from Philadelphia.
GETAWAY TRAVEL CLUB Oct. 10. “Broadway Now and Forever” at the American Theatre. $68 includes lunch at Shady Maples. $71 for guests. 215-698-8762. ALSO: Nov. 10. “Sugar Babies” at the Ritz Theater. $69 includes brunch buffet at the Coastline Restaurant. $73 for guests. 215-698-8762.
HOLY INNOCENTS CHURCH Sept. 22. Feast of San Gennaro, New York City. $40, includes bus and Mass at the National Shrine of San Gennaro. Bus leaves Holy Innocents Church at 8:30 a.m. 215-535-8597, 215-535-1510.