This was definitely a beautiful sight to come home to.
Note the droplets of water in the sink … that means my new sink and faucet are hooked up, and the dishwasher is back in operation mode! Whoo-hoo! Very exciting. Of course, I got home too late to play with my new toys tonight, but this progress is a good thing. Tomorrow, the garbage disposal gets hooked up, and this section is all done. Maybe I can actually do some COOKING this week!
As I mentioned the other day, in the new issue of Food & Wine magazine, they have a list of great gifts for the food-obsessed (me! me! me!), ranging in price from from $2.50 to $2,500. You can find the complete list here – definitely some unique and interesting ideas, and a few I’ll be adding to my list as well. ;)
Unfortunately, in the “is-her-fifteen-seconds-of-fame-up-yet” category, Julie Powell has an article in this issue as well, “Julie Powell Tastes a Foolproof Party Menu.” When I did a search for it on their web site, it didn’t pop up, but an article she did in November for them did, about the Soup Peddler. I guess she’s become a regular columnist. Whooppee.
Also in the gift-buying category, there is their hot-off-the-presses list of Must Have Books for 2005. I have to disagree with at least one of them, and regular readers will know which one. You can see the full list here … a few more to add to MY growing collection.
All for tonight … until tomorrow.