After yesterday’s intense meal all I wanted to do today was sleep in bed all day long. However, we are in the middle of the holiday season and presents do need to be purchased. I didn’t go too crazy- I wasn’t up at 3 am- but I was at the mall before 9. You know what they say about the early bird. They get decent discounts but get stuck in crazy long lines. But I won’t be posting the gifts I got for everyone- where’s the surprise in that? Instead, I’m posting the gifts I want for Christmas.
What? Don’t judge me! I’m helping my family out. They always say I’m super hard to shop for and I’m just giving them a couple of ideas. And, to keep it relevant, I’m just going to include my cooking-related wish list.
I always think I don’t need one and then I want to make potato chips or sweet potato gratin’s and think: “Isn’t there an easier way?” Yes, my friends, there is.
2. Clear Mixing Bowls:
Don’t make fun of me. I need mixing bowls. That’s it.
I love cookbooks and can list over 100 I would love to have in my bookcase, but I’ll just list 3 I’ve seen recently that I would love to add to my collection:
1. Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy: I LOVE LIDIA! This is her most recent cookbook but I also don’t have her original (hint, hint).
2. The Southern Italian Table: I think you see a pattern forming. I love italian cooking and this cookbook really won me over with their vibrant pictures and delicious recipe. I can’t wait to get this one!
3. I Know How To Cook: I love this cookbook- if only for it’s title (I too know how to cook). But seriously, this to me is a must have. I have the Silver Spoon and even though I have trouble following some of the recipes, just having the book and reading through it is such a treat.
4. Hand Blender:
I don’t need this. I want this. I want to make vegetable and sweet potato and butternut squash soup. I know I don’t need this to make it but come on- who doesn’t want a hand blender?
I love watching Julia cook. It’s always inspiring, exciting, and calming all at the same time. Any of the DVD’s would be a treat.
Again, just suggestions- but I won’t expect to get those desperation calls 5 days before Christmas. This is your easy way out people! I’m just happy I could help.