CONTEST WINNER! Congrats to Deb Sherlock who won Erin Blakemore’s The Heroine’s Bookshelf!
From the 2011 Debs...
From the 2011 Debs...
Deb Kim is grinning from ear to ear having seen her book in a few stores now. It’s like seeing your baby on TV or something. I’m also grateful not to have embarrassed myself too badly at appearances and in interviews so far. NO rotten tomato stains on any of my clothes! Check my website for links to new events and appearances. I’d LOVE to meet you! Kim Stagliano
Deb Eleanor is featured in this week’s Publishers Weekly – read the Q&A here and don’t forget to click the links to the STARRED review!
Deb Sarah’s book, The Violets of March, had a great showing at the Penguin sales conference last week and its launch date has subsequently been pushed up from August to … MAY!
Friends of the Debs…
Celebrity Chef and upcoming Deb Ball Blogger Sherry Yard, author of Desserts by the Yard: From Brooklyn to Beverly Hills: Recipes from the Sweetest Life Ever, had a seriously adorable star turn as a guest judge on the finale of Top Chef Just Desserts. If you missed it, it’s up on You Tube in four parts. Congratulations, Sherry! Can’t wait to see you here at the Ball!
Deb Dish — What the Debs are Doing for Thanksgiving
I’m a huge slob and can’t cook to save my life… and yet Thanksgiving has somehow become “my” holiday. This is why I’m thankful for Gelson’s, which will be providing our bird; and for my family members, who will be providing a multitude of sides, alcohol, and dessert. My husband does cook, and will make something crazy-delicious, and I can cobble together a basic yam dish and a healthy green bean casserole, so it should all come off okay. The best part? Hanging out with the incredible family I married into, eating myself into delicious oblivion, and screaming for the Patriots and Cowboys to lose (Patriots unlikely, Cowboys almost certainly). I don’t have a horse in the Bengals/Jets game, so I’m just hoping it’s a great matchup.
The centerpiece of any Thanksgiving for me is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In certain years where we didn’t have cable, I’ve actually watched it on one of the Spanish channels, despite the fact that I don’t actually, you know, speak Spanish.
My grandparents were proud New Yorkers, and I have fond memories of watching the parade with them while the smell of my grandmother’s pies wafted out from the kitchen.
If we’re really lucky, they’ll Rickroll the parade again this year…
I love Thanksgiving for all the usual reasons. Great food, it’s a pretty easy meal to prepare, you don’t have to choose the menu – Lord knows there are REQUIREMENTS and any deviation is very bad luck. Sorry Martha Stewart but your fancy poached cranberry compote en croute avec l’orange et vin has been supplanted yet again by a can of Ocean Spray jellied cranberry sauce. I grew up up the road from New England cranberry bog country. No fancy shmancy jellies for me! And then I get to start decorating for Christmas – once my agita subsides from the monster dinner. I’m grateful for so much this year. My parents will join us in CT from Massachusetts. Dad is 88 now, so every holiday is a blessing together.
Taking it easy! I’m 30 weeks pregnant, feeling a little beached-whale-ish at present, and will be letting others cook for me. Sounds like a good plan, right? Oh, and I’ll be having a second slice of pumpkin pie. For the baby, of course. 🙂
I have to confess I have no interest in turkey, stuffing, or cranberries. What I live for is the annual “sock sale” the morning after Thanksgiving at our local Fred Meyer retail store. It’s something of a family tradition, and whether we actually need socks is irrelevant. Socks are half price, which means they must be purchased (preferably at 5 a.m. when the stores first open).