Monday, October 29, 2007
Anyway, so I'm sure you're dying to hear what my life's ambition is, right? Other than going to Maui and riding in a hot-air balloon, something my creative side wants to accomplish is...drum roll please...to write a cookbook and try to get it published! Thanks to Santa's Little Helper, who has decided to write a fiction book of her own, I have an even greater motivation to accomplish this project.
I just don't have my "hook" yet. What could I possibly write and create that would be different and more interesting than the thousands of other cookbooks out there? I'm not sure yet, but all I know is that each recipe has to have a picture displaying the finished fare, because I hate recipe books that have no pictures! They just ain't as fun!!
I'd appreciate any and all ideas you may have.
As a side, tonight I invented a new recipe: butternut squash chicken pot pie. It turned out quite good and I already have ideas of how to tweek it to make it even more special. Think a classic chicken pot pie with the addition of butternut squash puree in the gravy chicken and veggie mixture topped with puff pastry.
I get tons of inspiration from Iron Chef America, Rachael, Giada, Paula, Ina, Emeril, Tyler, Bobby, Mario, among others. Shout out to the delicious Food Network.
Some of my faves: football, hot air balloons, Key West, Flamingos, Reggie Miller, & Miss Shortcake