I don’t know about you, but I’m stuffed.
This year I hosted my first Thanksgiving. My son is now 10 months old so I knew this would be a very special holiday season for me. He is just starting to venture into the world of table food. He loves to feed himself and try new things. I spent a lot of time reading cook books this past week planning the meal. I love reading cookbooks and planning out menus. It combines some of my favorite hobbies: cooking/food, reading and making lists. The menu I came up with included Goat Cheese Rosemary Toasts, cranberry nut rolls, roasted root vegetables with parmesan gremolata, caramelized shallot mashed potatoes, roasted turkey (of course), wild rice with butternut squash, and Cranberry Almond bundt cake…. as I said, I. am. stuffed.
This weekend I am also reading Anthony Bourdain’s follow-up to Kitchen Confidential: Medium Raw. I loved Kitchen Confidential when I read it years ago so just had to grab Medium Raw when I saw it on the NEW shelf at the library. I am about half way through the book so far. In this collection of essays Bourdain rants about everything from The Food Network, the effect of the recent economy on restaurants, celebrity chefs and more. Bourdain is his usual self, very raw (Medium Raw, you might say), honest, and entertaining. I am getting some good chuckles from Medium Raw so far and am enjoying it.
I hope to read another chapter/essay or so while the baby takes his afternoon nap.
Once I finish Medium Raw, I plan to start on One Day by David Nicholls.
What have you been eating and reading this weekend?