Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: The 3 GREAT Things that Happened to Me Today

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The 3 GREAT Things that Happened to Me Today

It's been a GREAT day in our household. Or technically, I should say a GREAT afternoon, as they all happened past noon.

1. I received my food blog prize package in the mail!
2. I watched Oprah!
3. I saw a preview of Celebrity Apprentice and learned that Curtis Stone will be on there!

Okay, so first. I was a little upset when the UPS driver rang our doorbell and ran off. Why does it seem like they are playing that game we used to play as kids? Ringing the doorbell and then running? What was that called? Regardless, it got the dogs barking and woke a sleeping baby. Not fun.


But then, I remembered this could be my food blog prize package on my doorstep! And I was right. Just look what it contained:


Thank you Laura, over at Hey, What's For Dinner Mom! I was picturing in my mind a simple box of panko breadcrumbs, but I was wrong! Not only did it have that but also some chicken stock, a cookbook, two utensils, measuring cup and a nice baking sheet. Can't wait to use it all!

Now, second. Did anyone see Oprah today? I saw the preview yesterday so I made sure to sit down and see it today. It was all about what we eat, why we eat it, where it comes from and every other fact in between. VERY interesting.

This show also featured Alicia Silverstone (the actress) and her new book, The Kind Diet. Now...she is vegan, and that is SO not me, but she did have some very good tips about healthy eating. I just might have to read this.....has anyone else read it?

Thirdly, while I was watching Oprah, a preview for Celebrity Apprentice came on, showcasing their new season to start in March. I'll admit I was a faithful watcher of this show when it first started, but then got very annoyed with it, as the "You're Fired" slogan got used way to much. But, I might have to start watching again. Curtis Stone is one of the celebrities! For those that don't know who he is, he's a chef (a very cute one in fact). I first saw him on his show The Take Home Chef on TLC a few years back....but I'm not sure if that show is even on anymore? I also see him doing segments on The Today Show quite a bit.

Well, last year my mom and I attended the Celebrity Food & Wine Festival in Des Moines, and we received the pleasure of sitting in on one of his cooking shows. It was so much fun! Here's the picture to prove, I actually was there......


Isn't he cute? And he's Australian....nothing better than that. So overall, a good foodie afternoon.

7 comments:

  1. I LOOOOVE curtus stone!!!! I used to watch his show on TLC all the time - I'm so so jealous!!

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  2. Yeah for packages!! Glad you like it :) Boo for waking up babies!!

    Ours pulls in honks his horn to make sure we see him then dashes out and back so fast!

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  3. Curtis Stone is such a charmer. My sister saw him too at a food and wine festival in Australia. She wasn't lucky enough to get a picture with him though!
    Great celebrity sighting :)

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  4. I LOVE Curtis!!! He's such a charmer...but in a good way, not a skeevy way :-) I want him to find me in my grocery store!

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  5. Curtis Stone is such a charmer. My sister saw him too at a food and wine festival in Australia. She wasn't lucky enough to get a picture with him though!
    Great celebrity sighting :)

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  6. Yeah for packages!! Glad you like it :) Boo for waking up babies!!

    Ours pulls in honks his horn to make sure we see him then dashes out and back so fast!

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  7. I LOOOOVE curtus stone!!!! I used to watch his show on TLC all the time - I'm so so jealous!!

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