Got my hair cut! I went to Salon Cielo here in Cville to see Rachel, who came recommend by Theodora. Rachel used to do Theodora’s hair and she moved here to Cville. I am lucky because she did a great job! I kept the length and just cleaned it up a bit. And am playing with my part.
[Enter in 45 minutes of grocery shopping madness! Mad because I had to get home for...]
A photoshoot! Andrea of Bella Eats recently blossomed into a professional photographer as she launched Andrea Hubbell Photography. She is AMAZINGLY talented! I’ve been meaning to have some professional headshots taken to include with my freelance work for ages, and who better to do them then a friend! Keep your eye out on her photo blog for my proofs!
A loaf of bread may have joined me for the shoot
As our shoot wrapped up, Matt and I immediately got started on dinner.
Guess what!?!? I was selected with this recipe to be an Ambassador for Electrolux at the Foodbuzz Festival! I submitted it, a version of our Thanksgiving 2007 menu, and am so excited to be able to demo it live at the festival in a few weeks.
It needed tweaking before it hit the stage, so we did a test run tonight. It turned out great! LOVED the figgy addition.
Matt’s epic cocktail
Tusker dove in!
He also tried to get in the butter, but I intercepted just in time
About an hour later…
Dressing is so good! I never liked it when I was growing up because 1) My mom always put onions in it and 2) It was made with rather boring grocery store bread. THE BREAD MAKES IT! Last year we used Great Harvest Dakota and it was nothing but fabulous. So please put Great Harvest bread in your dressing at Thanksgiving. This recipe, however, features something else very tasty: sourdough. In honor of San Francisco and as a tribute to our first homemade dressing made with Matt’s homemade recipe!
I never get to enjoy it on Thanksgiving because I don’t want to fill up so I can save room for sweet potatoes and pie. But tonight it was fun to devote my stomach to the dressing!
On the side we had a pile of butterhead from our garden and an egg on top
After Matt’s serving, I think it’s half gone!
After dinner we watched the movie Precious. It was artistically made and a thought provoker. Very sad. We pretended we were in college and had a mini discussion at the end.
Turning down the Brendan James tunes to go read in bed. Have you heard this song!?