Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Soooo Excited

Today I bought a garlic press. Yes, I know finally! j/k I’ve been eyeing this garlic press thing for a while now ever since I saw Dave use one on Food Network. This cooking thing has become my newest hobby and I forgot how expensive hobbies can become. That garlic press was $15 bucks! Then they’re the cookbooks, the spices that aren’t already in my cupboard and extra ingredients that I don’t buy on a regular basis just to try new recipes but it’s all worth it IF the dish turns out ok. My mom always asks me what I want for my birthday or for Christmas and I usually ask for a gift card from Banana, but this year I received pottery barn dishes for my birthday and for Christmas I’ve asked for a cooking class. I can’t wait until this Spring when they’re back in session.

Not only am now into reading and buying all sorts of cookbooks but I’m also glued to cooking reality shows. Top Chef is my show, so much so that it now comes before Law and Order on my TV viewing line up and that says a lot since 99% of what I watch on TV is L&O. Last Wednesday when I went to my dad’s for Thanksgiving I expected to get my Top Chef view age on but low and behold the good people at Time Warner decided that Chapel Hill wasn’t worthy of having Bravo on their TV line up but instead they got the Inspirational channel. Hmmm channel geared toward Gay men or an Inspirational Channel. Since I have a bunch of prayers out there for some friends going through a tough time, I’m going to refrain from saying out loud or writing on here what I think about that. I was a little pissed that the next town over which was literally two blocks from my dad’s place had Bravo on their line up. Either way, thanks to the miracle of Tivo I was able to catch up.

Monnie posted a few of her favorite Thanksgiving recipes and her “Southern Comfort Cake” caught my eye. Here’s a picture of my version. It was GOOD, slap your mama good!


Brutha Code said...

I've got a garlic press!! And it IS the bomb! Pampered Chef catalog baby!!

WHAT?!!? Don't you know I'm Chef Blackardee?!?!?

TDJ said...

Good luck with your new hobby. I love to cook and buying gadgets is something that my mom and I do together.

I love, love Top Chef. I TiVoed the marathon that was broadcast on Thanksgiving Day.

Anonymous said...

I've had two garlic presses for years and, had I known you were interested, I would have been pressing your garlic since the day I bought the first one.

CreoleInDC said...

LOVE my garlic press! I bought this during my trek to Williams Sonoma to get some new wooden untensils for turkey day and I found the "Vegetable Chop and Measure." It's AMAZING! I find that my food processor makes the veggies too "wet" and I get tired of going to the basement storage to get it out. LOL!

Glad you liked the cake Chica. It's da bomb!

P.S. You wanna get together with me, tdj, and Gladys for some Christmas baking on 12/17?