I tried whispering sweet nothings to it and I got no where. I batted my eyes and winked suggestively, but still nothing. And try as I might, my blog just didn't pick up on the idea that for once I wanted it to cook me dinner. It only seemed like a fair way to celebrate the blogaversary. But as it turns out, I am having a somewhat one-sided yet time-consuming love affair. Top Ten Recipes Top Essays
I thought about baking a chocolate cake or cupcakes to celebrate, because that evokes a sort of "birthday" theme. I even envisioned them with cute little candles on top. The problem with that is that, as my regular readers will know, I've been on quite the little baking bender lately. And even though I endeavor to lighten my recipes while still retaining great taste, baked goods are still indulgences that probably shouldn't be consumed quite so many times per week.
I thought about a nice bubble bath with wine, but once again painful reality intruded. It is so un-glorious I hesitate to mention it, but we are re-doing the caulking in our bathtub. Sigh. So that was out too.
In the end my ever charming husband came through with flying colors. He prepared tilapia fillets in a sort of Carolina style BBQ (vinegar, no tomatoes) with seasoning and carmelized tart apples. It was nothing short of divine. In between forkfuls I eagerly stoked his ego, although judging from the satisfied look on his face, he already knew he was hot stuff. He served the tilapia with a light side of steamed broccoli with lemon juice and sea salt. It was lip-smacking divine, full of flavor, and easy on the waist line.
After dinner we curled up on the couch to watch a movie. It was such a wonderful homey way to celebrate the day that I nearly purred with satisfaction. With the celebratory portion well in hand, I decided to take a peek at my stats to see what the top content (by "pageviews," not my personal opinion) was for the first year of Skinny Gourmet...
(Photos to come but the editor has crashed on me one too many times)
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Chilled Asparagus with Wasabi Dipping Sauce
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My Mother's Zucchini Bread
Asparagus and Blue Cheese Bruschetta
Aebleskivers (Danish Spherical Pancakes)
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Food Tricks for Stocking the Kitchen
My (Pre-Ghana) Must-Eat Countdown
Ten Mistakes New Herb Gardeners Make
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