I turned on the Cooking Channel this morning, and I'm faced with a very young, clean-shaven chef Aarón Sanchez from 2002. He wasn't cute or charming back then.
My child, who was formerly terrified of the bathtub has now come to terms with bathing outside of the sink. It's all thanks to an inflatable duck named Howard (apropos, yes?). I now have a hard time getting him out of the bathroom as he enjoys standing at the side of the tub, waving, saying, "HI HOWARD!" over and over again.
I have a bad case of the Too-Many-Good-Books-To-Read. I'm LOVING State of Wonder by Ann Patchett and I'm moving through it at a good clip. I also have other Tournament of Books books staring at me from the sidelines. Along with a copy of The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. They're all calling to me at once! Oh, and an e-book copy of Swamplandia by Karen Russell came in from the library. Ugg!
I love my Keurig coffee maker. LOVE!
I went to my favorite independent bookstore in the universe this past weekend. a Real Bookstore, in Fairview, TX! They have a great cafe, which I've mentioned here before because it sells booze. Books and booze! But they also sell yummy pastries and panini sandwiches and whatnot. I was about to gnaw my own leg off so I purchased this (click to embiggen)...
And it is a sandwich which will change your life. It's called the "Three's Company Grilled Cheese." It's a panini filled with white cheddar, gruyere, and goat cheese, and it is a force to be reckoned with. It's served with a side of raspberry jam to cut some of the richness of the cheese and a healthy helping of Kettle potato chips. OMG, y'all. This grilled cheese DID change my life. I won't eat it often, or I'd blow up to the size of the store, but it was so, SO tasty You can read more about it in the Dallas Business Journal. That's how good this sandwich really is!
I should also mention that I ordered a red velvet whoopie pie to go along with my sandwich. I had to save it for later because I was so full of melty, gooey cheese, but it was beyond fabulous. So tasty. If you haven't been to a Real Bookstore and you live in the Dallas area (or ya know, within five or six hours), go to this store. Just do it. 25% discount for educators, too. Just sayin'.
Finally, just because he's cute...