Archive for September, 2010

Monday- Barbecue Pork Sandwiches, Creamy Coleslaw, Sweet and Sour Bourbon Baked Beans, Cheddar Cornbread

Tuesday – Baked Chicken, Oven-roasted Carrots, more Creamy Coleslaw

Wednesday – Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Green Beans

Thursday – Buffalo Chili, Herbed Beer Bread, Applesauce

Friday – Honey-lime Grilled Salmon, Greek Salad with Creamy Greek Dressing

Saturday – out to Hofbrau Haus. Can you say Oktoberfest?

Sunday – Oven-roasted Sausage with Potatoes and Rosemary, Red Cabbage Hot Slaw, leftover Beer Bread

Why I do this?


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This image has nothing to do with what I ate last week. But, if I met Don Draper (read: the best male cook I know)  for a cocktail (and it looks like wine too) this is what I’d look like walking to the table. Can’t speculate what I’d look like after that Martini and glass of red.

Monday – Spaghetti and Marinara Sauce, Green Peas

Tuesday – Spiced Israeli Couscous Pilaf with Shrimp and Parsley

Wednesday – Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup, Western Omelets

Thursday – Italian Sausage Subs with Bell Pepper and Onions, Crispy Crown Tater Tots (yee hah~)

Friday – Meatloaf,  Buttermilk Smashed Red Potatoes, Mixed Greens Salad

Saturday – Slow-roasted Pork Shoulder, Baked Beans, Lemon Broccoli

Sunday – White Bean and Chicken Chili, Cheddar and Corn Cornbread, Broccoli Salad, Fruit Salad, Fresh Blackberry Cake

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We Have A Cover

After my book manuscript was completed and sent to my publisher, and after I cut 100 manuscript pages, and turned the manuscript in again, I sat in a bit of book-limbo. I worked on other projects, I cooked, I traveled, and I twitched. I knew the work of editing, marketing, and designing my book was underway, but I couldn’t see, feel, or touch it. Until yesterday. The final book cover arrived from my editor and I must say I am thrilled. Following a bit of input from me and the press employees, and then with the creative inspiration of the artist, this is where we landed. Four seasonal illustrations will round out the cover and decorate the inside of the book. I’m confident the illustrations will spruce up the book’s interior. I’m not the first to say: writing a book is solitary, sometimes lonely, work.  But since I enjoy solitude I was in good company. The editing process, while harried, shapes the book and helps it evolve into something usable, readable, and in this case I hope cookable. (Is that a word?) The design process with the application of color, font styles, and page layout  brings the book to life. A warm, heartfelt thank you to Sara Turner at Cricket Press and my editor Anne Dean Watkins at The University Press of Kentucky for their hard work on this lovely cover. I’m proud to have you as my illustrator and publisher. I can’t wait to see the next round of illustrations.

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Assorted Fresh Beans

Monday – Cincinnati Chili, Applesauce, Green Beans

Tuesday – Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken

Wednesday- Spinach and Tofu Stir-fry, Jasmine Rice

Thursday – Bison Sliders, Tater Tots, Mixed Greens Salad

Friday – ordered pizza.

Saturday – out of town

Sunday – out of town

Why I do this?

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