Monday, June 28, 2010

Ice Cream Before Dinner.

I had a sundae bar at my party and since I forgot to post it I thought I'd start with dessert this time. I put out vanilla and chocolate ice cream, whipped cream, chopped peanuts, sprinkles, chocolate syrup and strawberries. But, much to my husband's disappointment, I forgot the cherries. Oh well, it was still yummy.

Chicken Bouillabaisse. This was a new recipe for me and I made it in my first Le Creuset pot. It was a birthday gift and I'm so happy to finally have one. It browned the chicken perfectly. I also tried to make the rouille that goes along with the recipe, but instead of a mayo like consistency I ended up with watery, oily egg yolk. YUCK. The chicken was still good without it.

The chicken recipe was from this cookbook. I love Barefoot Contessa cookbooks. Thank you to my brother and sister in-law for the gift. Love you.

Do you collect cookbooks? What are some of your favorites?


  1. Looks like you had a great party! Oh boy do I collect cookbooks... I love (addicted to) cookbooks especially old ones. I probably have cookbooks in every room of my house with the exception of my son's room and the bathrooms! I could not even begin to list my favorites! Love your new scarf!

    ~ Tracy

  2. I had dessert before dinner last week and I loved it. Such a nice change. ;)

  3. I don't really collect cookbooks, but my mom bought my Dorie's Greenspan's Baking from My Home to Yours, and it's my favorite.

  4. What fabulous dessert!!!



  5. Hello, my name is Katy, and I am a cookbook-aholic....

    Oh, yes. I love cookbooks!!