|My mom had said months ago when she first heard about The Chew releasing|
a cookbook that she wanted it for her birthday. She said that she was actually
going to go to Barnes and Nobel to get it for herself. Good thing she didn't because
we had it hidden for a while.
|We also got her an electric wine opener. She sometimes has trouble getting|
the cork off the opener because she can't grip it well when it is slippery. This
will do it for her and it is a Rabbit, which I believe to be a reliable brand.
|Nick and Christopher got the steel head salmon. What I like about Lark Creek|
is that they work with the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch to make
sure that they are using sustainable products.
|My dad got the paella. This is a really good bang for your buck meal as it|
comes with a ton of seafood, chicken drummets, and is very filling.
|I was torn between sea scallops and a steak. I opted for the steak because|
I was afraid that I would be disappointed that six scallops wouldn't be enough
for me. I was spoiled by the ten that I got at the wedding fair.
|I asked for it rare and they did a wonderful job. A lot of|
times when I ask for my steak to be cooked rare it comes
out closer to medium rare. This picture makes it look a
little more medium rare, but trust me, it was nice and soft.
|We got the dessert trio to share. Top left is a pumpkin creme brulee, top|
right was a pineapple upside down cake, and bottom was a cookies and creme