Monday Chilly Monday…

by Cate on May 24, 2005

… is that something like Sunday Bloody Sunday? ;) Temperatures have surprisingly dropped in this area and it’s unseasonably chilly. Brrr. Might be time to dig out some tried-and-true soup recipes again.

Anyone catch the season finale of Desperate Housewives last night? Finally, it’s starting to make sense. Of course, there are still those pesky cliffhangers, but I thought the episode was a good one. Going to watch the finale of Grey’s Anatomy in a few minutes — don’t tell me what happens! I think that’s my favorite new show from the past few months. I love Patrick Dempsey. Over the years, pretty much since his role in Can’t Buy Me Love, I’ve kind of forgotten about him though; glad to see him back in the fray.

A new Olive Garden restaurant opened up tonight in our area, so I promised Nicholas we’d go to the new “pasta restaurant.” Unfortunately, and not surprisingly, other people had the same idea. A one-hour wait at 7:30 pm, we ended up at a local diner instead.

Found a new source for all things Cuban. Check out this web site. Everything from seasonings and oils to cookbooks, I’m liking this one. With The Husband being Cuban, I’m always on the lookout for more Cuban cookbooks, and there’s actually a few here that I haven’t seen before.

Now to report on the cookbooks I snagged yesterday. I got:
Fifty Favorite Recipes: Potato Salad by Barbara Lauterbach
The Thrill of the Grill by Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby
Grilling America by Rick Browne
One Dish Dinners by Jean Anderson
Let Us Eat Cake by Sharon Boorstin
In the Hands of a Chef by Jody Adams
Father Joseph Orsini’s Italian Family Cooking (my mom met him some 15 years ago and liked his recipes)

All that, plus a small book on diners, for $32! Not too shabby, huh? I was pretty psyched.

If you haven’t noticed yet, Sargento Cheese has come out with some new flavored, shredded cheeses. Choose from Mozzarella with Basil and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mozzarella with Roasted Garlic and Asiago or Cheddar with Salsa, Tomato and Jalapeno. Better still, you can try it for free. Go here for their free trial offer.

The round-up for the SHF #8 (Sugar High Friday) entries is in and up already on Alice’s site — boy, she’s quick! Check them out here.

That’s all for tonight, folks. Check back in tomorrow to see what I’m up to. Until then, happy cooking.

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Emilie May 24, 2005 at 12:08 pm

They played Can’t Buy Me Love on Sunday afternoon – a wonderful way to kill 2 hours. I really like Grey’s Anatomy as well – so what did you think of the ending?

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BlueMule May 24, 2005 at 3:59 pm

“The thrill of the Grill” is one of the best BBQ cookbooks I have ever used. I consider it responsible for my addiction to BBQ!

Mule

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Cate May 25, 2005 at 1:09 am

Emilie – I felt so bad for Meredith! I kept hearing radio teasers where Patrick Dempsey (character name escapes me now) says, “Meredith, I’m so sorry.” Then, when she was telling him about her mother having Alzheimer’s, I was hoping that’s what he was saying he was sorry for. Until the end … poor Meredith.

Bluemule — checked out your blog. If you like The Thrill of the Grill, that’s pretty high praise coming from a BBQ King such as yourself! I’ll add a link for you on my blog list. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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