saturday has arrived! i am so thankful for this long weekend to spend with friends and enjoy some relaxing alone time with David. today i am trying out some new recipes, watching Barefoot Contessa on my DVR, hosting a movie night with some girlfriends, and enjoying the glorious air conditioning. i practically begged David to let us use the ac during this heat wave and he finally relented. i think he's secretly loving it more than i am.
i have been eyeing this Homemade cookbook ever since we got it in at work. the photos are beautiful and the recipes are some of the most interesting i've ever seen. i'm excited to try some of them out, especially the preserved lemons. although today i will be testing some recipes from one of Ina Garten's cookbooks, Barefoot in Paris, to go with the movie night theme (that would be French, if you hadn't guessed already).