Saturday, December 27, 2008

and the tree comes down

I hope that ya'll had a blessed Christmas day. Hubby and the kids are taking the tree down. We still had our bookshelves and books in storage. The big bookshelh goes where the tree is. We are ready to finish unpacking and get settled.

I have some cookbook reviews and later in the week some movie reviews.

So my newest cookbooks:

Tyler Florance/ stirring the pot and dinner at my place. Yep I bought both of his new ones after watching him on the food network. LOVE both of these. I have made several things from both books and they are already favorites.

Barefoot Contessa/back to basics ok I will admit to not liking her show. She comes across as snooty to me. When I first looked through the cookbook I didn't find but a couple of recipes to try. If you like and eat alot of fish she has a bunch of recipes for fish. But we don't so I was not impressed. Until I came to the dessert and breakfast section. Homemade granola, granola bars, gingerbread. All look delish. I already made a tomato soup from this book and it was yummy. A nice thick soup. Not a cream based.

Giada/ Giada's kitchen There are a couple that sound good but the ones she says are kid friendly,not for my kids. and they are on the skimpy side of how many they feed.

My favorite new ones are by far the Tyler Florence ones. Too many recipes that I want to try to mark :)

I leave you with a picture of our 12 foot tree. This is on Christmas day and we bought it the day after Thanksgiving. It still looks good after a month. Not my best picture. Used a soft action and a light action on it to try to make it look better :)

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

Your tree this year was GORGEOUS! I feel like I have not talked to you in AGES! I will call you this coming week and we will play "catch up!"

Enjoy the rest of the Holiday Season.