Growing up, my mom's parents lived just a few blocks away and we saw them often. But my dad's parents were a different story. unfortunately, my dad's mom died before I was even born and we never even got to meet each other. I wish I had known her. My dad's father eventually remarried and he and his wife lived in Washington State.
As Mr. Vegan Eats & Treats has pointed out, Slim's brother-in-law was right - I did find someone! :) And in honor of my sweet grandpa Slim and one of our few memories together that I hold and cherish, I made us some Pasta Primavera for dinner last night. I followed "the original recipe" for PP (although there are many recipes out there claiming to be the original.) Basically, I followed it "to the t", except I left out all the dairy hoo-ha and I also skipped asparagus, because - frankly - it's just not really primavera around here. It was a delicious dinner, and a sweet opportunity to remember my Grandpa Slim, and the love we shared.