Where does the time go? I can’t believe it’s June already! My parents offered to watch Nicholas tonight so The Husband and I could have a belated Anniversary Dinner. Not your typical anniversary restaurant, I’m sure, we decided to grab a bite to eat at Fuddruckers. What can I say? I’m a cheap date! A chain restaurant, yes, but the burgers are delicious! Only thing that would make them more perfect is if they had that charbroiled taste you get from a Burger King burger. Fuddruckers has a great fixins’ bar where you can load up your burger with pickles, diced or sliced onions, sliced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, fresh pico de gallo, BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese sauce, ketchup, horseradish, honey mustard and more. I love big sloppy burgers – the sloppier the better. Halfway through the meal, The Husband looked over at me and asked what the heck was going on in my plate, seeing the big drippy mess I had. Anyways, it was good eatin’!
After that, I convinced him that we NEEDED to go to a new bookstore that just opened up. It’s one of those larger stores that sell remainder books, so you know I had fun there! Surprisingly enough, my non-cookbook selections outweighed the cookbook ones. Food-related selections were:
The Best Quick Breads from Beth Hensperger – $5.99! Sweet Maria’s Cake Kitchen by Maria Bruscino Sanchez and lastly If You Can Stand the Heat. Another $5.99 bargain, it’s filled with stories from chefs and restauranteurs.
If anyone has Beth’s or Maria’s books and has a Tried-and-True recipe from it, drop me a line.
Eat Chicken just announced the winners from the National Chicken Cooking Contest, and Camilla Saulsbury took the Grand Prize for her Mahogany Broiled Chicken with Smoky Lime Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Chimichurri. She’s a Ph.D. that wins cooking contests in her spare time. You can get recipes of all the winners on the Eat Chicken site, as well as purchase a $3 cookbook from them. Did a quick google search on the winner, Camilla, and found that she actually has two cookbooks of her own published (Cookie Dough Delights and a new release, Brownie Mix Bliss), with a third on the way. Sounds like she knows her stuff.
Speaking of contests, I’m bummed that I missed the deadline for the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. My mind blanked and I didn’t realize until today that the deadline was YESTERDAY. Well, at least I’ll be all ready for next year. Know anyone that entered this year? Which category?
OK, all for tonight. Tune in tomorrow to find out where we’re feasting on our Date Night. Until then…