there is a chill in the air this week and the comfort food bug has bitten me. i have been spending any spare moments i have on the couch with a blanket and cookbooks all around me. some of my old favorites have been pulled off the shelf to get better aquainted with. and a new one has quickly made its way to be one of my favorites.
at the end of summer, i bought myself a cast iron skillet which i am very excited about. and when i saw this book at crate&barrel yesterday, i could not resist. the recipes look fantastic. i have flagged so many pages already....dutch babies, buttermilk breakfast scones, monday night meatloaf, moist cornbread, baked apples and so many more! can you imagine baking banana bread in a skillet? oh, i can't wait for all the goodness this book will bring to my table (starting tonight). they're all from the cast iron skillet cookbook, by sharon kramis and julie kramis hearne.
i haven't tried any of them yet, but this quote from the introduction makes me very happy:
"our well-seasoned cast iron skillets connect our family history with love, from one generation to the next."
and while i was at crate&barrel, i finally found a table cloth that fits my large round table on sale. who knew a 90" round would be so hard to find? it was a very good day.