Best meal I ever ate:
Navajo Grill in Fredericksburg, TX before it's move to the new location. A beautiful meal which began with some wonderful crab cakes (mostly crab, little cake) in a remoulade. Entree was Escolar topped with fried spinach in a cream-based sauce. Dessert was a to-die-for chocolate torte. Just an absolutely wonderful meal!
My current drink of choice:
Iced tea, year round. Right now my choice is the Black Tea from Republic of Tea, served in Starbucks around here.
I really wish I could:
Travel more and visit some of the wonderful ethnic food places I've heard about. I'd love to try as many different ethnic foods as possible.
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Southwestern Cheesecake. More of a dip than a cheesecake, made with cream cheese, green chiles, etc. and served with homemade tortilla chips. That or dessert of various kinds.
My favorite comfort food:
Depends on the time of year... Most of the time it's pasta, homemade, with great red sauce or mac and cheese made with blue.
My most tattered cookbooks:
I collect antique cookbooks and housekeeping guides, so I have a whole slew of tattered tomes. Probably the most prized is the one I received for Christmas this year though, handed down from my husband's mother to her from her grandmother-in-law and to her from her great aunt. It's an original copy of "The Modern Housewife or MÃ©nagÃ¨re. Comprising nearly one Thousand Receipts for the Economic and Judicious Preparation of Every Meal of the Day, with those of the Nursery and Sick Room, and Minute Directions for Family Management in all it's Branches" by Alexis Soyer. Not the most used, but the most prized. Most used (and thereby most tattered) is probably the "family" cookbook I published several years back with family recipes from both sides (mine and my husband's).