Yesterday I celebrated Presidents Day like any Type A foodie would and organized aprox 8 years of recipes that I have printed, written down, copied from my mom or ripped out of magazines. I also had a small library of cooking magazines that I saved for one reason or another.
The goal of the day was to rip out what I wanted from those magazines and piles and organize them into a half way logical and readable personal cookbook. What started with a seemingly innocent 1" binder turned into a giant 3" binder with still more to add! I NEVER need to buy another cookbook again! (but will most likely because lets be honest who doesn't love a new cookbook?!) Below is a montage of my insane and large collection of recipes and how I 3-hole punched them all into submission!
|What appears to be a harmless collection of recipes...|
|The innocent 1" binder that thought it stood a chance!|
|My weapon of choice!|
|First we sort by meal type|
Alaina and I decided to hitch a ride into Kenmore with the roomie. She had book club so we decided to peruse the Barnes & Noble while she was there and then were going to meet at Island Creek Oyster Bar for dinner after. (Best idea ever!!!)
|dreaming of future vacations.....|
The Island Creek Oyster Bar is a place I have been DYING to go too!!! I was lucky enough to have a gift certificate to this hidden jewel thanks to the Fantastic Swag bag from the BFF Launch Party. I am happy to report that my experience last night did not disappoint!
|Great environment, cool jazz music and lots of "salty" accessories|
|Yummy Westport River Blanc de Noir Wine (how artsy of me to take this pic!)|
|Can you say Heaven on Ice?!?!?|
- Island Creek Oysters
- Rocky Nooks
- Pleasant Bays
- Hog Islands
- Hama Hama
|Beet salad with shaved cheese and pickled vegetables|
|Heavenly Risotto with a drizzle of balsamic that made the whole dish POP!|
I can't begin to say enough about our dinner at ICB. The waitstaff was attentive, funny and honest about what they loved and thought we should try. Never did I feel like they were trying to hard. The ingredients speak for themselves and the staff is their to ensure you get them at their freshest!
I will definitely be returning to ICB many many times and highly suggest you do the same!
What did you do for Presidents Day? Remember, sharing is caring!!!