Sunday, August 1, 2010

I'm Back :)

Our family on vacation in Daytona, Florida

Sorry for the long hiatus. Blogging has taken a backseat these past few weeks to our vacation home to Georgia. While I didn't blog, I definitely kept up with the food part. I love vacation but the amount of food you eat combined with the lack of physical activity doesn't look to good on the scale when you come home. But it's vacation so it's okay :)

I got two new cookbooks while I was home. The first one Appetizers Finger Foods Buffets andParties was an impulse buy at Borders. It was sitting right out in front of the store and when I flipped through a few pages and saw tons of thing I'd love to try I knew I had to get it. The next one was a complete surprise and I'm excited to try it. For my birthday, my Uncles girlfriend, Abby, gifted me with The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook Kit. She knew we had a dog, Lucy, and she knew about my food blog. So she combined the two into the book! I can't wait to try some of the recipes and I know Lucy will be excited. It even came with cute cookie cutters in the shapes of fire hydrants, bones, and a squirrel! I'll be trying these out in a post sometime soon.

Another food related thing I found fun about our vacation was that each couple took a turn in the kitchen and cooked for us, with the exception of my mom and dad who enjoyed not having to cook. My younger sister, Carrie, and her boyfriend, Robert, took the first turn and cooked up a huge meal of chicken and shrimp fettucini alfredo, chicken chowder (none of us really liked clam), and some cheddar garlic biscuits. The next night my older sister, Dana, and her fiance, TJ, delighted our senses with frozen chicken fingers and salad. FOr anyone who knows my about Dana's cooking skills, this was a delicious meal :) My husband and I treated everyone to some Mexican stuffed shells, yellow rice, and chips and queso. It's always nice to have a home-cooked meal on vacation and eating in allowed us more time on the beach instead of getting ready to go out to dinner.

I promise I'll update with new recipes this week!