A Dream


This past weekend has been a dream. I have been surrounded by fabulous food made by Chuck, a family friend. Some of the food he made included paella, upside down breakfast cake, small red potatoes with garlic aioli, all different types of cheeses, sausages and prosciutto, and chorizo diablo. Mmmmm, Chuck you are one FABULOUS cook!

Chorizo Diablo:

Enormous Paella (It fed 21 people!):

The dream gets better too! Chuck was very kind and gave me two of his treasured cookbooks; “Julia Child and Company” and “Larousse Gastronomique”. (Gasp!) According to Chuck because I have only heard the name of “Larousse Gastronomique”, it has everything you would ever need to know about cooking. And Julia Child, who doesn’t love her?! I was searching through antique shops and estate sales for the longest time to find just one of her cookbooks and was never successful. But now I have two awesome cookbooks on the classics of cooking, thank you Chuck!

The following day my mom’s friend Heather joined us and we got on the topic of KitchenAids and how I was saving money for one. Heather had a 4 1/2 quart KitchenAid that had never been used and she gave it to me! (Gasp!) I was one happy camper this weekend! It looks like I have a lot of cooking and baking to do for Heather and Chuck.

Thank you so much Chuck, Heather, and even George, you don’t even know how happy you’ve made me!

My New KitchenAid, Charlie, and My Two Cookbooks (Yes I named my mixer):

I thought I would share this picture, it will give you a good laugh. The apron says, “Don’t make me poison your food!” and I am holding a 12 inch knife.