Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I have 97 comments on my blog...and I am stretching to get 100. So anyone who posts a comment between now and 1159pm on March 1, 2012 will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card...Yep, a free cup of coffee. Whoo hooo. Bring on the caffeine. So what did I have for dinner tonight? Well, I love my job, but it does involve spending some nights in the hospital. And that involves some limited food choices. The doctors are fortunate in that they do leave some morsels in the executive dining room. Tonight, I had a tuna salad sandwich on wheat bread. This brings back memories of childhood and the soggy tuna sandwiches we brought to school on WonderBread!
(this is missing a few photos...will add March 1) I have mentioned numerous times how much I love soup and stew in the winter. It gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling. Today in Knoxville, however, it was 70 degrees Fahrenheit...in February no less. But alas, I have been called by a plethora of potatoes.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
If you said these words on the playground, you might get your mouth washed out with soap in my day! But now, we just think of it as food...another one of my favorite four letter "F" words. As a wedding gift, my friend, Shirley Gilbert from Frierson, Louisiana sent me a cookbook entitled The Wine Lover's Cookbook. I have been looking forward to cooking from it's pages, and finally, I had the chance.
Lightly olive oil the bottom of a 9X13 pan. Sprinkle about 3 Tbsp. of bread crumbs around the bottom. Don't worry. It isn't supposed to be thick. Place a layer of eggplant, the lamb mixture and then a generous portion of cheese in layer one. Repeat process for layer 2. At the end, pour the bechamel sauce over the top of the layers evenly. Bake for 50-60 minutes at 375. After a sprinkle of parsley, here is what you get:
About fourteen months ago, my sweet hubby proposed to me in Atlanta at the now defunct Kimpton Hotel. I hope we do better than the Kimpton did, although the facility appears to now be a Renaissance Hotel. After he proposed on New Year's Eve, we went out to a late night meal and rung in the New Year at Fourth and Swift.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
A few years ago, I went to Atlanta in celebration of my friend, Shelley's birthday. And as a part of this celebration, I told her I would take her anywhere she wanted to eat. And this is what she said, "BACCHANALIA!"