New (to Me) Blogger on the Block Thursdays

by Cate on January 20, 2006

OK, let’s get right down to business. Tonight’s New (to Me) Blogger on the Block nod goes to Mango and Ginger. Kit is a food blogger from Maryland, and with her recent garlicky and green pasta dish, I’m going to have to get her to join us for ARF/5-A-Day Tuesdays! She shares her mistakes, book reviews, food shopping fun and new ideas for fun dinner parties. Check out her site when you get a chance.

The Husband is out of town tonight for work, so since Nicholas and I hit a diner for dinner with my parents, I didn’t get an opportunity to Rediscover My Library tonight, but I will definitely have a belated segment of it this weekend.

And speaking of the weekend, it’s shaping up to be a full one. Tomorrow, instead of Friday Night Date Night, we’re turning things upside-down a bit, and The Neighbor and I are going out, leaving The Husbands home with the kids. ;) Saturday night is my company’s holiday party, and Sunday, I’m hosting a very belated Cookie Exchange, so there’ll be lots of opportunities for cooking. I think I know what cookies I’m making for the exchange part, but haven’t decide on what other munchies to serve yet. There will definitely be pitchers of Pomegranate Martinis and White Wine Strawberry Sangria (aka Mom Juice). And, of course, Weekend Dog Blogging (WDB). So, should be a fun weekend … make sure to stay tuned for the ride.

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Anonymous January 20, 2006 at 1:24 pm

The husband speaks. I do not idolize Sandra Lee. I enjoy her show along with all other cooking shows on the food network. I am sure after I get some cooking experience and graduate to a more complete cook, my opinion might change. Now if I add some jar sauce to pasta I feel like Emeril. I hope in the future I can become more of a chef and cook from scratch. Some things to think about. The network or show producers might dictate to her what and at what level to cook. She seems like a nice lady who is enjoying her cooking like so many of us do. She found some type of nitch that is working for her. Even if that nitch is a sort of “Cooking for dummies” type of book. I wish I had thought of that angle first. In the end we all have our level of cooking ability. Cook and let cook. PS. The Cheeseburger soup you made was YUMMY!!!!!

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Cate January 20, 2006 at 1:54 pm

(picking myself up off the floor from shock)… first, to clarify, this is The Neighbor Husband, not THE Husband. I totally agree, she has definitely found her niche, and yes, she absolutely has a market. I disagree that someone is dictating what she should do/say. If she can get you cooking, then more power to her. Then we’ll attack the “from scratch” angle when you get to the next level. ;) After all, her cooking, being largely unhealthy, isn’t going to get you in a Speedo for our upcoming vacation. ;)

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Kit Pollard January 20, 2006 at 5:12 pm

Thanks for the Mango & Ginger shoutout – I’m very excited to be included! Speaking of inclusion, all week I’ve been thinking about anti-oxidants…hopefully I’ll get it together to cook something healthy by Tuesday.

P.S. I’m with you (both) on Sandra Lee. When I started cooking, only a few years ago, I was a slave to anything and everything that made it easier to make dinner. Now that I’ve got a little kitchen confidence, I’ve also developed a nasty cooking snob streak. Remembering that she fills a niche and that I’m not that far past beginner status keeps me a little more honest…

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