Friday, February 4, 2011

BIG & DELICIOUS in 2011!

Writing in 2010 quickly became firmly positioned on the back burner with all that has happened in my world, and unfortunately became an overwhelming task. I recently looked at the number of blog entries and only counted 8. EIGHT! I am speechless and disappointed in myself.

For that I apologize, and promise to make-up for it in 2011- BIG TIME!

A New Year, new beginnings, and LOTS of new food, travel, fun, and BIG experiences are in our future.

Recapturing fond memories of the last year will also be a new priority as renovating and selling a home, moving, starting the product line of Feed Me Eat Pretty and planning a destination wedding for 33 guests proved very exciting for us. And time consuming beyond imagination to say the least. I have taken the time to reflect a lot about 2010 and have come to the conclusion that there was just too much good stuff jammed in there to not go back and share it all with the world.

Writing is my home away from home and I cherish that my words give me the same amount of pleasure as looking through a photo album. So a reflection in words is definitely in order.

With 11 months left in this New Year, there has been one thing that my husband and I have committed to doing more of and think that we have made some good progress on our new project during the last month…and that is cooking more meals at HOME.

One meal particularly was breakfast (bfast) for lunch. A wedding present from Williams-Sonoma was my inspiration as it arrived just a few days before we left for the wedding. From the moment we returned home it was staring and screaming at me to take her out of the box and give her a go. Yes, she has been assigned a gender but we are still working on a name.

She, being the 4-square All-Clad Belgian Waffle Maker is my new favorite kitchen toy. Did you know you don’t have to use oil or a spray like Pam? And did you also know that it tells you when the waffles are done by a green light and a built in alarm? Ummmm….seriously??? This is amazing technology folks.

Strawberry season is only 4 weeks away and team FMEP is counting the seconds until we harvest this year’s crops.

Thankfully I had one jar left of last year’s Strawberry Red Wine Syrup in the refrigerator and broke it out for our little buttermilk waffle feast. BIG fluffy waffles and DELICIOUS Strawberry Red Wine Syrup, what more can you ask for on a quiet Saturday afternoon?

I did take a walk to the market before my other half arrived home from work and picked up a quart of local strawberries with heavy cream for added DELICIOUSNESS. We had a taste test of what’s to come and it was amazing! The flavor of the strawberries this year is going to be perfectly BIG & DELICIOUS.

Ps- Lots of changes are in store in the next few months. Look out for a new format of the Feed Me Eat Pretty blog and the official move to the website!

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