Exhibit A. He put a ring on it.
So, I now blog to you as an engaged lady (who may or may not be about 5 pounds heavier from a 2 week vacation in the south where everything is delicious.)
I am engaged. I have a fiance..... I am a fiance.
Where to start...?....?
A. Let me say it one more time.
I am engaged. Richard proposed while we were in Myrtle Beach, which was the last place that his grandmother wore the stunning antique ring that is now on my finger. I have since been in a whirlwind of bridal magazines, engagement parties, and butterflies. I get to marry my best friend.
B. I spent 2 wonderful weeks in the south.
I have now been to North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee...... Charlotte, Myrtle Beach, Blowing Rock, Charleston and everywhere that serves fried green tomatoes in-between. I met Rich's family and couldn't be more blessed that I get to now call them my family.
(let's see how much more I can gush....)
C. I ate at Bon Appetit's "Best New Restaurant in America."
OMG- finally something that has to do with food! I pulled the "....but I'm a chef" string while we were in Charleston and actually got a table at Husk. We got a table and I, sick as usual, lost my taste buds and even after two shots of moonshine (Rich said it would clear my sinuses, I think he just wanted to get me drunk) I couldn't taste a damn thing. However, the food looked amazing and R said it was fantastic.
D. I graduated Culinary School.
Thank God. As wonderful as Le Cordon Bleu was, I am so happy to be done. I am also happy to remember when it feels like to be rested and wake up when the sun is actually out.
I think that just about summarizes the last month...... making this is the point where I would usually stop bragging and start blogging about some great new recipe that you have to try. A recipe with some smart ass remark about food would be paired with a cute picture that I took on my iPhone and would try to pass off as artistic, but everyone knows I just took it in hipstamatic.......
All of the 2,369 photos of food that I have taken over the last 6 months and promised myself I would eventually blog about- GONE. All of my photos of southern food that would have made you melt like the butter that they were made with- GONE. My iPhone.... GONE.
Note: Do not leave your iPhone in your shopping cart at Whole Foods. UGH.
So my dear readers (or..... 7 followers, my mother, and a couple a Facebook friends) we are starting from scratch. No backlogged recipes or photos from April that I am going to pretend were form the night before....... from here on out it's all new recipes, fresh pictures, and more than one blog entry per month. Promise.