UPDATE: The winner of “Simple Comforts” is… drumroll, please… Cathi! Cathi said ”The cover of this book reminds me of childhood winter lunches. Soup and grilled cheese was the best!” and her number was picked. Cathi, please e-mail your full name and shipping address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send out your book next week. Happy Holidays! END UPDATE
The holiday has drawn one day nearer, and my thanks go out to those of you who are sticking with me, whether it be at work or at home, in the last days before Christmas. My gift to you is a chance at winning the third cookbook in our Countdown to Christmas: “Simple Comforts: 50 Heartwarming Recipes” from those geniuses at Sur la Table.
According to the press materials that came with this cute lil’ book, it was inspired by comfort foods. They define comfort foods as “the best things about childhood in edible form.” I can certainly agree that when I’m feeling down or ill, I am comforted by such childhood faves as grilled cheese sandwiches, potato soup, brown beans with cornbread or a steaming pot of chili.
Sur la Table has put a sophisticated twist on some of these favorites, which means you’ll find recipes like Stilton-stuffed burgers, beef and bean chili with chipotle cream and roasted pineapple sundaes. For a chance to win this belly-rumbler, simply leave a comment on this blog entry by 5 p.m. today.