Monday, June 20, 2011

Busy, Busy

As I am sure we are all, despite the summer season.

The last two weeks was long hours of work.  Though I am off again now and delighted to be so.  I also had to take my first, and hopefully only, defensive driver's course.  For shame, I know.  People, do not speed, these painful classes are not worth the time you save.  Also, really, we live in a scary world.  Ignore people with road rage.  Do not get involved with such drama.  Let them win.  They could just be that crazy person who seriously will follow you to your destination and run you over in the parking lot or take out the gun in his gun rack to shoot you. 

So, wonderful, wonderful Kat over at Tenaciously Yours gifted me, through a giveaway, one of the greatest gifts ever!  It's a cookbook titled "Nigella Kitchen; Recipes From the Heart of the Home"  I've just finished flipping through it all.  I've been so inspired!  Even by the dishes I know aren't probably up my alley.  It all just looks delicious.  And, my thought was of Julie & Julia.  I want to do something similar with this cookbook.  I want to cook my way through it.  I'm sure, unlike Julie, I will skip a few recipes here and there, and I have no delusions that I will get through it in 365 days but . . . I really do want to get through it, to cook more, have more variety here at the house, less of the plain salads, sandwhiches, burgers, spaghetti, that I am always fixing for myself and my poor family.  Variety is the spice of life, so I hear, no?  I have other cookbooks I should probably work my way through too, but this one has such a delightful looking variety, and it was such a generous gift I think I will have to start here.  I'll let you know how it goes.  Keep your fingers crossed I actually follow through . . .

Now off to catch up on what I've been missing out in your lives the past couple of weeks!

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14 comments:

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Okay, this road rage story stuff sounds scary! Whatever your experience, i am glad you are okay!

Selby said...

I'm right there with you! I need to cook more variety. I have about 5 main dishes I cook and that's it. Very boring!

Elizabeth - Flourish in Progress said...

Aw, sorry to hear you have to do defensive driving. It totally is a time suck and I'm ashamed to say I've done it more than once.

That book is fantastic. I'm sure your palate will thank you for anything you make from there!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Hope you had a good father's day! i love Nigella...she is pretty and an awesome cook..pleas share recipes when you can!

Shell said...

Yikes on the road rage!

Sounds like fun with the book, though!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

yeah your back! We have missed you girl! Not that you were gone that long but we just love u! That cookbook is great- It has the best recipes ever in it- you are going to be a rockstar in the kitchen with it!

Paula @ Simply Sandwich said...

I love reading through new cookbooks! I get so inspired to whip up something magical! The kids are not as thrilled with "new recipe night"! :)

ModernMom said...

I think taking a defensive driving course is smart! Hope you are alright...
Best of luck on your cooking adventures!

Alicia@ Mommy Delicious said...

A cookbook... how awesome! I may get one this summer b/c I've been known to prepare the same couple of things every few days and just jazz it up in a different way. Lame, I know...

Devan @ Accustomed Chaos said...

i think you could never learn too much on defensive driving - good to know what to do! & yes, road rage is scary!

Anastasia said...

I love Nigella

Ameena said...

I need to really think about the way I drive...it's terrible how irate the LA traffic can make me!

What a cool book! You are so lucky to have won it...can't wait to hear what you cook up!

Have a fabulous weekend my friend!

Kat said...

LOVE that it finally made it to you, lady!

Definitely agree about road rage - you never know who might be the psychopath. Scary, scary stuff.

Anna and Liz Recipes said...

i just came by your website and i think its fantastic! i hope you come by and visit us too!

 
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