Thursday, March 31, 2011

Welcome Jamie Oliver and a New Cookbook for me!!

Ever since the announcement that Jamie Oliver would be our next featured chef at I Heart Cooking Club, I have been collecting his recipes which I have been meaning to try.

We were all looking forward to Jamie's arrival!

I have many meals planned but my basic "naked chef" go-to this particular week is plain ol' bacon and eggs.

It's been a crazy busy week and half with a wedding, house repairs, wicked heavy rain (that prevented some house repair), worrying about our son who has sent two letters.....(and nothing else since he has been in basic combat training)......oh, OH...then I have this allergy thing going that makes me cough such scary, frightening hacking coughs that people are afraid of me. Really.

So yeah.....simple old bacon and eggs...Naked Chef style. Stay tuned for more exciting selections. Now...about that book!

On the happier side of life here, because you should end with a good note (don't you think so?)I arrived home from work on a crappy rainy day...and there awaiting me at the gate was the The Cook's Book!

I won this book from Ruth who is the host of Presto Pasta Nights in honor of the 4th Birthday Bash. Yea me!!

This is a book put out by DK Publishing I am a fan of this publisher with many of their books on my wish list, as well as some I own, such as the Illustrated Cook’s Book of Ingredients and the Kitchen Bible.

I can’t wait to dive in and prepare something from this book. Thank you Ruth!

Right....head over to IHCC and see what else the Naked Chef has inspired folks to make. I have a great pasta dish coming up :-)



  1. Love the shot of your pup!

    Not only bacon and eggs, but I see grits too. My favorite!

    Congratulations on the book!

  2. MM - thank you so much. She rules the house...and you recognized mnay people aren't familiar with them, and they weren't Jamie's recipe....thank you for your very nice comments.

  3. nice looking collection of folks on that book, lucky to have it.... and just had breakfast the other nite myself...
    hey, I know of the allergy thing, that tickle in the back of your throat that won't go away, and you are right, everyone looks at you like you got TB.... the pollen has been awful here, thick yellow glow on everything, did ya'll get any rain? at least it washed away a layer

  4. Cool new book! I love the shot of pup waiting for Jamie.
    They say at heart everyone just wants breakfast all the time. Love it!

  5. Ha ha - what a great shot of your dog waiting for Jamie! Love it! I don't have any of Jamie's cookbooks and believe it or not I've never made any of his recipes. Looking forward to this!

  6. *looks again after reading MM's comment* Is the puddle the grits?

    Can't beat the simplicity of bacon and eggs when you want taste BUT have you tried Midnight pan-cooked Breakfast from his book "The Return of the Naked Chef"? Lush!!!

    Mrs L

  7. p.s. Poor Tristan must be knackered!

  8. Congratulations on the book Tina and sometimes simple is the best!The eggs and bacon sound fantastic to me!

  9. HI Drick -0 breakkie for dinner always works for us...sometimes it's pancakes...yum. Yes, the pollen has been killer but we did get some rain. It helped some!

    Natashya - She likes to view her kingdom to be sure. Breakfast will include pancakes next wait! Waffles.

    Brenda- tanks, she rules the house, I love her so :-) I have one of Jamie's books but I just started reading the Italy one...I must buy it.

    Mrs L - Thanks for the heads up on that one, I have that book waiting for me at the library. Oh es, Tristan is beat but he is having a "good" he wrote his girlfriend!

    Katerina - thank you :-)

  10. I'm so excited to cook with Jamie! Love the pic of your pup too.

    You can never go wrong with a good ol' bacon and eggs breakfast, especially with grits on the side. Great way to get naked!

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