My Christmas present from Gretchen was an Aunt Art original!!! This oil cloth apron is fantastic. To be honest I don't usually cook in an apron (except my Cocktail Mom vintage ones that I wear on the holidays - mostly for show) but now that I have this apron I plan on wearing it all the time. It is totally awesome because I can just wipe it clean and don't have to worry about it getting ruined.
I've been entertaining at home more than usual lately. Since I am moving to Boulder, Colorado in May I've decided to invite as many of my friends in NYC as I can over for dinner before I go. Making dinner for most of my single friends in NYC is what being a Cocktail Mom is all about. Most of them are far from their real moms and therefore like a little home cooking. My dear friend Bill dined with me last night and we had a blast. Of course it was way cheaper than taking him out to dinner in the city and we got to have a wonderful private evening in my home.
I am a big fan of Everyday Food which is a magazine that is part of the Martha Stewart Empire.
Most of the recipes can be found at:
Dinner consisted of: Pork chops with apricot mustard dipping sauce, green beans with caramelized onions, pistachio and scallion cous-cous, and for dessert baked apples with walnuts and maple syrup.