Sadly, I'm not much of a cook myself. But a few years ago, I volunteered to make the mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner. (InStyle magazine had an interesting-looking recipe by Katie Lee, ex-Top Chef host, ex-wife of Billy Joel, and EX-cellent cook, I must say...) But did you know that scallions and shallots are not the same thing?
NEITHER DID I!
Unfortunately, I didn't learn this tidbit until *after* I tried to slice and caramelize the scallions. Yummmm....burnt onions. After a quick trip to the grocery store to rectify my ingredient mishap and cooking attempt #2, the mashed potatoes with caramelized shallots were a success. Well, at least, I thought so.
I offered to make the mashed potatoes again this year, and Grandma said we'd just make instant... :)
|Ann Taylor black cashmere v-neck sweater, Muted Garden Henley, Charlotte Russe skirt, Anne Klein Ladell boots, Gap thigh-high socks|
Today, I was a little apprehensive about wearing my new Gap thigh-high cable socks, but I just kept telling myself that if I was confident then everyone would think they looked cool! I started out with my hair in a braid, but decided that might look too "school-girl," so I spent the rest of the car ride to the mall trying to muss my hair up. In case you were wondering, I did end up getting my PA at The Limited for my new vest, so I am quite pleased with them now!
My mom told me today that I did a good job mixing patterns because my mauve henley and taupe skirt don't actually go together at all but I tricked people into thinking they do! (Or something to that effect....) LOL.