“The trip was also Max’s chance to continue his long-time pursuit of the perfect Spanish omelet. His passion for eggs almost rivaled his devotion to chickens, though generally he preferred the latter off a plate than on it. Max staunchly believed you could get through anything if you had a chicken, and the clucking kind, in his expert opinion, had far more uses than the ones nesting on warm mashed potatoes and gravy.
Shelley never fully understood her husband’s ethos on poultry and chalked it up as just another item on his long list of quirks. His rabid love of the Bee Gees topped that list, while his two-year reign as strip Scrabble champion fell somewhere in the middle. (Shelley was, by default, first runner-up, being the only other contestant in their Saturday-night tournaments.) Still, she loved all of Max’s quirks equally, and the sum of them even more.” *
*Copyright © 2011 by Samantha Sotto-Yambao
Hi, campers! You made it just in time for our Friday Field Trip. I don’t know about you guys, but I just love reading about food in novels. Since I read Harry Potter, I’ve been obsessed with finding out what Butter Beer tastes like. And don’t even get me started on Like Water for Chocolate. But even if a book's characters are just having coffee with toast and jam, I feel that these little details immerse you more deeply into their world.
Eggs are a recurring theme in Before Ever After and today I thought we’d sample the kind of cuisine you’ll find in the book. Don’t worry about crumbs. You’re allowed to eat on the van today. You’ll need the energy for all our other awesome stops.
First on our itinerary are these wonderful ladies who gave me this delightful award:
Everyone, I’d like you guys to meet…
M Kathy Brown
Thank you so much, ladies!
The great thing about awards is that you get to pass on the fun. May I have the envelope please? And The Lovely Blog Award goes to.... (I know that some of them have already received this award before, but there’s always space on the mantle for another award, right?)
So are you guys ready for our next adventure together? I sure hope you’re hungry. Oh, and as always, don’t forget to follow the red umbrella!
p.s. I’m curious – Do you have any favorite dish or drink from the books you’ve read?