Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cookbook Crushes {Day 06}: Come To The Table

My homemade bread post has to wait until tomorrow. I had to share this cookbook with you today. 

Have I been living in a bubble? My children and I read several pages tonight and realized this borrowed beauty has to be shared with everyone we know. Check it out at your library today and be inspired. 

Pair it with The Black Keys. I love discovering music with my son. And this band is worth introducing. Indulge me if you already have them on your playlist. Apparently I have been living in a cave.

The library sets us on a yellow brick road of endless learning, and I'm dancing down that path with my family. Hope you'll discover their borrowed beauty today and share it with your loved ones.

This seven day series was inspired by Rosie, a fabulous local librarian, and it started here.

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xoxo Michele

Blues, jazz, rock, it's all in there. The video is from an album set to be released on December 6th, but you can find their previous hits at the library. The crushing continues, sweet friends. 

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Cookbook Crushes {Day 05}: TV Chefs

You would think this cookbook would be enough, right? Never. That is why I crush on the library. They get me and my need for hundreds of cookbooks. I hardly cook from them, much to my husband's dismay, but I certainly crush on their beauty.

Pair Cake Boss with Sam Cooke (my daughter's swoonie fave)

I pair them with great music, but most of the time I'm reading and drooling over the pages with a glass of Lambrusco, while my hubby does the prep work and most of the cooking. He even does the dishes. And when inspiration hits, usually coincides with a blue moon, I'll wake up on a Saturday morning and spend 12 solid hours in the kitchen. Cooking. 

You'll find one of my all-time favorite, swooning crushes here. I've actually made delicious meals from this dreamy book.

I also dream of channeling Sheila

I think Julia Child is on to something - possibly it's fear of failure (remember my apple pie crust?). But mostly it has to do with the fact that 2 hours of work produces 10 minutes of eating and my children - unless they helped prepare dinner - look at the creation as more of a science experiment than a meal. So I'd rather have cereal. Or homemade bread, which I'll be crushing on tomorrow.

But it's all good - this series was about crushes, not cooking, right?

My favorite TV Chef Crush doesn't have a cookbook, he doesn't even have a TV show anymore, but you can find him here. Was I the only one who watched him?

This seven day series was inspired by Rosie, a fabulous local librarian, and it started here.

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xoxo Michele