Tuesday, October 28, 2014
I'm so excited. I'm thrilled. I'm waiting for the UPS guy like a kid anxiously awaiting the appearance of Santa Claus down the chimney. Today's the day Ina Garten's new cookbook, Make It Ahead, comes out.
Needless to say, I preordered from Amazon. Early this morning, I got my UPS status update text reporting that said Amazon package will be arriving on my doorstep by the end of business today.
Let's be honest here. Not that much happens on a daily basis around here. Life chugs along at a pretty predictable pace. This isn't a bad thing. In fact, for the most part, no news is good news. But, when something as easily satisfying as a new cookbook by a cookbook author I love comes out, it's cause for at least a little anticipation. It's the little things.
Ina is reliable. Her recipes always work. They are always delicious. More than that even, Ina instills a sense of fun in the kitchen. I always think that being in the kitchen with Ina would be a complete blast. Ina has made me a better cook, because she's really just a person (albeit a very successful person) who loves feeding people. Ask my kids. Feeding people is what I do best.
So, fasten your seat belts. Once I peruse my new cookbook, you will no doubt be seining lots of Ina's recipes. Better yet, go out and buy a copy yourself and cook along with me!