Last week was one of those weeks thats beats the shit out of you....but are just a blast.
Liz and I started the week on Monday in Chicago doing a demo for the housewares show and finished it yesterday having a party at our house for about 30 people. The housewares show was a hoot. We followed up Paula Dean which is no easy task. Fortunately this time around she didn't lose her britches during her demo ala SOBE!! The thing I love about Paula is how she is not afraid to make fun of herself...at the housewares show she started out her demo by saying "If I would've known losing my britches would've got me on Oprah I would've done it years ago!"
The party at our house was to finish up the shots for the family meal section of the cookbook. We basically had over a mess of family and friends and I cooked a couple recipes from the book and then we had a little feast while Donna took pictures of the whole thing. It was a blast...my family is quite entertaining..to put it mildly!!!!
In between I did normal restaurant stuff, two "thank you" dinners for the Cavs, finished shooting some other parts for the cookbook, met about a couple restaurant deals and had a producer in to work on a new FNTV show. The one thing I havent done is go shopping for the lovely Liz for her birthday today (she's 37...again!!!)
I'm going to take it easy today..check out a new project..do some shopping..and then chill with the love of my life for some dinner tonight.