A Friday Night Video Plus Giveaway
March 4, 2011
This one is for the book lovers, and also for the people who crave organization in their lives. It came to me via Twitter, the gift that keeps giving (while taking away all my free time and a fair amount of my time that is committed elsewhere). (By the way, my tweety handle is @KayGardiner, would it kill ya to follow me?)
Knitting: Now With More Cozy!
Speaking of books, I recently received a copy of a new knitting book that is simply charming, The Knitter’s Home Companion by Michelle Edwards. Michelle, whose day job is illustrating and writing children’s books, has hit on a cozy combination of knitting stories, illustrations, knitting patterns, and recipes. The publisher is Stewart, Tabori & Chang, always a source of achingly exquisite book design and photography. With a copy of this book on the bedside table, we just might make it to Spring in North America.
And not for nothing, but I believe this is the only book ever to be blurbed by both Jane Smiley and Vanna White.
The publisher has given me a minty fresh copy to give away. Inspired by Michelle, I’d also like to re-stock my store of tried and true weeknight recipes. Lately I’m enamored of the one-pot dish–soupy and/or stewy things–that you make in massive quantity and reheat for days afterward.
SO, to enter the drawing, please post a comment with a link to a favorite weeknight recipe that you can vouch for. If you don’t have a link, go ahead and type out the recipe! Get cooking America, go Bittman, go Pollan, and all that!
To get things started, here’s Foodie With Family’s tasty, simple, quick, healthy and cheap recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup. (Only one onion to chop, and the rest of it is combining pantry basics like tomatoes, beans and stock.) I’ve been eating it all week, very happily. (For those on The Program, I’m calling a bowl of this 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlusTM, before garnishes. My garnishes are extra lime juice, a dollop of sour cream because hey I’ve got to live, and a crinkling of cracked-up tortilla chips.)
Comments will close on Sunday, March 6, at 11:59 p.m. New York time. I will random-draw a winner and announce who it is on Monday.
Happy weekend, all!