On Xmas Eve dinner:
I cooked for around 40 people; it was crazy!
Cooking hits and misses:
My big miss was a spinach pesto lasagna I got from Rachel Ray site. *yuck* It tasted WAY too much like spinach and my wonderful pomodoro and roasted red pepper sauce couldn’t compete with the very strong “spinachy” taste. Also, for some reason, my hummus tasted too garlicky. I enjoyed it, but others complained.
Hits: Potatoes au gratin (the YUMMIEST thing I’ve ever cooked) and tabule salad (Arabic salad).
Everything else turned out pretty good and everyone was happy (I think LOL).
On Xmas gifts:
- Ebookwise (AWESOME!) plus a $500.00 gift certificate for the ebookwise store (they have a 25% off till Dec. 31st, btw).
- A signed copy of Rachel’s Holiday hardback (one of my favorite books ever) and Addict by CD which I luuurve (this is the third time I’ve gotten this perfume for Xmas).
- Liposuction in Feb. from my parents (this is a dream come true for me *sniff*) and LASIK surgery. (I’ve been having a lot of problems with my contacts lately, to the point that I can’t stand them for more than an hour; have actually stopped wearing them altogether.)
- Harlot sent me a package full of her favorite books which I’ve been reading for days already (ok, so I cheated and didn’t wait till Xmas!). I am LOVING Slammerkin.
I really enjoyed An Affair Before Christmas by Eloisa James. I’ll get Desperate Duchesses, the first in the series, now (don’t have a heart attack, series order followers LOL).
EJ combines a lot of the things I love about literature in this book. I found myself thinking I was reading historical fiction or a Shakespearean satire at times, and then, of course, the last part of the book filled with sex and tons of romance. *g* All things I love and can never get enough of. Get this book; I promise, you won’t be disappointed.
I’m starting Karen Marie Moning’s “Highlander” series today. I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about it; I’m really looking forward to it.
What about you guys, what have you been up to? Remember, anything goes in this thread. *g*