Thursday, August 27, 2009

And the Winner of the Cookbook Giveaway is...

Entertaining Mom!

Miss E. helped draw the winner last night after dinner - she was so excited to be part of the giveaway and "photo session."

Here is what Entertaining Mom submitted for her entry:

I have many recipes that I adore… A favorite? It would actually not be mine, or my mother’s but my husband’s Paella recipe. It’s his mother’s… frankly he makes it MUCH better than she ever does! LOL… but this is a recipe that involves the whole family. Everyone jumps in and helps. We cook it only for special occasions because it is so labor intensive and so long, but well worth the results. I do not have the recipe on the food blog… yet!

My children love to cook and help out in the kitchen. They have been exposed to all sorts of foods from the get-go and I am sure that’s why (for the most part) they are not fussy children. Food has played such an important role in my youth too… my grandmother always threw the most elaborate, glamorous dinner parties and I remember thinking from a very early age that “That’s what I want to do too!”

She told me a story about how she had had a fabulous Pressed Duck in France. Back in the States she didn’t know how to “press” her duck so she wrapped it in plastic bags and drove over it several times!!!

Congrats to Entertaining Mom on the giveaway. Hope you enjoy the cookbook and that it inspires many wonderful dishes!

And, thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway. We're not finished yet, though. Because so many of you included great stories about favorite recipes and what they mean to you and your families, I'm going to include these in my blog over the next few days. Thank you for sharing such happy memories with me!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone!


Molly Lou Gifts said...

Congrats to the winner. Great story. Thanks again for doing this!

QueenBeeSwain said...

congrats and I LOVE the sidetable in the pic- someone needs to call Southern Living for a photoshoot to take place in her house!


JMW said...

Thanks, Queen Bee! I love that table, too.

EntertainingMom said...

I am so excited... thanks so much! I sure hope my mother in law doesn't come over here for a visit! Tee hee! ;)

Blushing hostess said...

Congrats to EM!