If you have not watched Next Food Network Star do not read this post.
Now don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! Mine was filled with some relaxing, date night, and a BBQ! Oh and l also finally finished Little Bee. I started this book mid-June when I was on vacation. 2 months later I finished – not bad.
In all honesty this is the first book I have read start to finish in 6 months. Crazy right? A book has to be very good to grab and keep my attention and this one was. One of my old clients recommended it to me and refused to tell me what it was about. The back of the book reads as follows:
Therefore, I am not going to tell you anything about the book other than READ IT! It is so well written and while I would love to spill the beans I just can’t.
Last Sunday E and I said goodbye to my sister. Yesterday it was time to say goodbye to his sis who is heading to California for grad school.
[Insert extreme weather jealousy here]
I made Jessica’s hot caprese dip as an appetizer. I’ve made it before and it never disappoints. The only thing disappointing about it is that you might eat too much and it might spoil your dinner a bit.
E’s sis and I rolled with grilled tofu for dinner. She marinated the tofu in teriyaki sauce along with some added garlic. It was grilled and then topped with a bit more of the marinade. I also had a side of potatoes topped with caramelized onions to go with it.
The onions were so sweet I couldn’t stop eating them! This is such a bizarre thing for me to say because I used to hate onions. I still despise the raw ones but these were good. She also made some polenta which was grilled and then topped with a little cheese. I had a taste right after it was cooked but was too full to grab it for dinner.
Lucky for me I went home with the leftovers!
After dinner K and I watched The Next Food Network Star.
While I loved all 3 of them I was really happy that Jeff won. Chicago represent!! Personally I can see Vic and Susie also getting a show. I just don’t think the station will let both of them go. They are so likable and would bring new energy to The Food Network. Who did you all want to win?
After the show it was impossible to pass up dessert you know, because I hadn’t consumed enough already. So chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream it was. The ice cream sandwich was from Oberweis and all sorts of amazing.
At least I practiced my portion control skills and only had half.
Along with a pretty large food baby, I also went home with some gifts! E’s mom gave me an orchid – my favorite flower.
And this giant bag of masa (along with a bunch of other food!). Now what should I make with it?
I’m off to go rock Monday so I’ll talk to ya later!