Sunday Salon ~ October 5th, 2008


Hello there!  Well, this weekend was not a weekend for reading.  Last week was though and I started Judith Matloff’s Home Girl ~ Building a Dream House on a Lawless Block.  Back in August, Judith joined us here at Planet Books for a guest post.  You can check out her guest post HERE where Judith shared her writing experience with us.  So far Home Girl is reading very well.  It’s almost like watching an episode of HBO’s The Wire, reading about all the drug dealers on her ‘lawless block’ in Harlem and trying to live along side them.



This weekend did not bode well for reading because we were busy with acupuncture/massage on Saturday morning and with celebrating Hubby’s birthday which is Monday.  We thought he was leaving today for a business trip but that was pushed back a few days so we decided to make his birthday a weekend celebration.  Friday night we tried out a Chinese restaurant we had heard about a couple of years ago and damn was it good.  I think it may have been one of the best meals I have had at a restaurant on this island in three and a half years!  Delicious!!  For all of you readers out there who share this island with me, it was The Peacock Chinese Restaurant on Rte. 58 just south of Futenma Marine Base. 

Last night we went to dinner and karaoke with dear friends of ours, who after living in Okinawa for the last ten years are moving back to the States on Monday.  We will miss you Gale & Jim!!!!

Today I made waffles for Hubby and then we went to the commissary.  This evening Hubby and I (he did 90% of the work) made one of Tyler Florence’s lasagna recipes.  I gave Hubby two of Tyler’s cookbooks for his birthday so he picked the lasagna recipe to make this evening and we will be eating lasagna for the next four days.  It is amazing though and probably THE BEST lasagna I have ever had!  The cookbook is Tyler Florence’s Real Kitchen: An Indispensable Guide for Anybody Who Likes to Cook.  The other Tyler Florence cookbook I got Hubby is Eat This Book: Cooking with Global Fresh Flavors

Did you have anything sinfully delicious to eat this weekend?  If you made something from a cookbook at home, please tell us about it and which cookbook you used.  Hubby and I love cookbooks as well as learning about new dishes. 

3 thoughts on “Sunday Salon ~ October 5th, 2008

  1. I love Tyler Florence. His recipes are really good. It sounds like you had a nice weekend.

    I didn’t do much cooking this weekend and come to think of it, I have not had anything sinfully delicious yet either. There are still two meals left in the day so there is still time.

  2. Hi — I just came across your blog (and after reading about your fabulous weekend, I’m craving lasagna). I was wondering if, as a fellow book-lover, you wouldn’t mind checking out my website? The address is
    I’m a new novelist and I’m trying to get early feedback from people who love books. I’d love to hear what you like or don’t like about my website.

  3. I know I have said this to you, but I just wanted to chime in for the whole world to see on how great Tyler Florence is…I love his name, his show and his recipes are always great and he is pretty cute to watch in the kitchen. See you tomorrow.

    I completely agree on all those points Rene! See you tomorrow.

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