Matt and I had many meetings this afternoon – with each other. Discussing the holidays, doing the recon (it worked!), paying sales taxes, taste-testing ginger cookies…[they are SO GOOD!]
I’ve been working on the full-color Christmas menu + gift guide this week – it’s finally in print!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Christmas trees were test batched!
Aside from cookies, I had clems for a snack. Carbs make me thirsty and these are the perfect counter balance. [Get it – counter. balance!]
I walked home from the bakery after dark and turned around to head over to Seamane’s for her Annual Christmas Book Swap!
I LOVE BOOKS! I just don’t have time to read them all. My friend from high school, Matt Compton, can read a book a day. I think he skips all nouns? I wish I could.
I’m pretty particular when it comes to books I like. Most books I give in the B- range, but every now and then I hit a perfect storm of description, plot and beautiful writing. My favorite book ever was Ahab’s Wife, or The Star-Gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund. It was a book Karen gave to me and we both loved it. Did you know I hate dialogue? I prefer books with description to dialogue – which is why I hated Pat Conroy’s South Of Broad. The best book I read this year [so far] was Little Bee. I’m really liking The Hunger Games though!
Seamane had a spread of foods and many of us brought contributions
I had two glasses of red
A bunch of cheese + crackers. Seamane’s brie!!
Hummus + pita
I contributed some Cheddar Garlic rolls and cheese along with some Cville Crunch
A single capture of the evening [i.e. not all I ate] Cville Crunch covered in hummus and red pepper jelly spread!
Because the ganache and chocolate chips were wonderful!
And the chocolate-covered pretzels that escaped my camera
Kitty likes to read.
My loot. Some of these are for Matt and family members, but I hope I snagged some good ones to read too! Have you read any of these titles? Please share the best book you ever read!