Saturday, December 1, 2007

Whew!

What a month...I wrote furiously, yelled at everyone, was on Cloud 9 and higher when Love Finds a Way came out, and crashed into a funk which lasted almost an entire week and nearly turned me into a Scrooge befor Thanksgiving! But thankfully, I was able to accomplish my goal. My certificate is being printed out at my Mom's, because I have no color ink in my printer. And I couldn't figure out how to download my 'winner' icon...but I know I've done it. No need to gloat all over cyberspace:) And what a relief to wake up this morning and know that all I had to worry about was the weather behaving for my trip. No deadline to meet; I sipped my coffee in total relaxation this morning:) Now for my 'insightful' post...

SIGNS ONE HAS WATCHED TOO MUCH FOOD NETWORK...

-When you go out to dinner at a new restaurant and you think, "that could have been plated a bit better..."

-You take a bite and notice your ravioli is tough around the edges, but the center has great flavor;

-When preparing the evening meal, you notice you're carrying a running monologue in your head about the spices used and why;

-After the food is prepared, you plate it for everyone and expect applause;

-You ask for a score of 1-20 on taste, appearance, and should this dish be added to the normal lineup?

Yes, I've become somewhat of a Food Network addict...especially the Food Network Challenge, Iron Chef, and certain episodes caught while visiting the MIL...Giada, Paula, Emeril, and Sandra Lee. And love Dinner: Impossible.

And those ArcaMax recipes? Everyone's palate for leftovers wasn't disappointed this year! Made homemade Turkey Tetrazzini, and it is still being raved about! Made a simple Beef Tips over Rice the other day, and since it was Survivor night, I dumped the rice into the beef mixture for easy cleanup. My daughter pouted, but when they started eating, they couldn't get enough of it! How to tell when the meal is good? NO LEFTOVERS! Hubby was disappointed when he came home last night...but finished off the meatloaf from Wednesday:)

Anyway, must get off of here and finish getting ready for the trip north. AJ's got a hilarious story about worms on her site, http://www.amarindajones.blogspot.com/ I laughed so hard, I nearly fell out of my chair! And Anny's got a wonderful Christmas story on hers; http://www.annycook.blogspot.com/ Kell's not posted yet, but check hers out also, http://www.kkirch.blogspot.com/ And Bron, Brynn, and Dakota are battling snow right now. Check out their blogs to the right and send them warm thoughts...esp Dakota...she's with me in the snow-hating department! But she's also relaxing this morning with the knowledge she accomplished her goal in NaNo as well! Way to go any others who did it, and to those who didn't, you tried your best and hopefully you have a good idea started and will continue to write until it's finished! Everyone's a winner in NaNo...it shows you can create something out of the imagination! Next year, I think I'll challenge my daughter...

7 comments:

Anny Cook said...

Congrats on finishing your challenge. I'm nearly done with Kama Sutra Lovers, which AJ declares will blow your socks off. Then on to Bishop's story.

I used to watch Food TV back when I watch TV. Have to say I don't miss it as I only cook one pot meals. If it requires more than one pot, we don't eat it. Heh. Fewer dishes that way...

Kelly Kirch said...

Yay!! Great job, Molly. Because of seeing your goals everyday on the blog, I decided to push myself. I ended with a little over 4700words for the day on Friday. So thanks!

And I'm a Foodnetwork junkie too. Thanks for the laugh over your insights. Glad I'm not the only one.... ;)

Kelly Kirch said...

Anny, about the one pot meals... we have this rule here. If I cook it, he cleans it. I can use as many pots as I need to. And since he prefers my food to take out or carry in, it works well for both of us.

Dakota Rebel said...

I love Food Network. I got to watch a fabulous Iron Chef rerun the other day where Rachel Ray was battling Gaida DeLaurentis. Fantastic. The ingredient was cranberrys. It was the first time in a long time that I have said I would eat something prepared on that show. Usually it is weird combinations that sound nasty. But I love Rachel Ray.

I got the best reward for completing my goal by the way. Take a gander at my blog to see what I got in my email last night from my publisher. Yay!!!

www.vampsmut.blogspot.com

Dakota

Molly Daniels said...

Hi...having car probs. Tried to leave and got as far as the auto parts store for a quart of oil...and the emergency brake cable froze up. So am waiting for it to be fixed before I can leave!

Dakota, I loved that episode! Did you catch the Paula/Cora/Bobby/Robert sugar challenge? Yum! I would have signed up to judge that one:)

Amarinda Jones said...

I don't understand the whole cooking thing...though I did have a 'thing' with a chef once...does that count?

Brynn Paulin said...

Congrats on meeting your goal!!! Whoo hooo!