Friday, January 14, 2011

Cookbook Heaven and Our Disney Christmas Dessert


     I read cookbooks the way some people read novels. I have way too many, but I love it when I get a new one that is outstanding. My sweet daughter knows this about me and gave me the wonderful Dam Good Sweet cookbook for Christmas. It is a beautiful book full of delicious recipes from New Orleans and I plan to try every one of them!


Even better, the book is signed just for me,
which makes it more special!


Chocolate Bread Pudding...doesn't this look "to die for"?


     I also came home with the newest Disney cookbook. There are several and I have them all. I love being able to come home and recreate foods that we've had at WDW and try some that we can't afford when we are there!


     You won't find this recipe in the cookbook, but I did find it here. We had our Christmas dinner at 'Ohana at Walt Disney World's Polynesian Resort. We have eaten there several times and it is quite the experience. Dinner is served family style, meats and shrimp come out on skewers and your waiter will call you "cousin" all night long. The food is perfect and the environment is gorgeous. Dessert is always the Banana Foster Bread Pudding with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Even though you are stuffed by the time dessert arrives, you eat every bite it is so good! We forgot to take pictures of dinner...got the camera out just in time for dessert!

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23 comments:

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

These look so yummy !! Now I am hungry!
I love cookbooks too, but often don't even try the recipes.....just spend a lot of time looking at all the wonderful pictures :)
Maybe I should set a goal to try one new recipe each week...well ok, maybe each month!

Shellbelle said...

One of my favorite desserts is bread pudding and I seldom run across one I don't love, add that with the fact that I love Banana's Foster and I am in heaven today. This is where the saying, "My lips say yes, but my hips say no" is perfect.

btw, I always listen to my lips.

That New Orleans cookbook looks like a must have. I didn't join Foodie Friday, but I did post my CSN review today with a recipe I created. I think you might like the product I chose.

Hugs

Glenda/MidSouth said...

The Bananas Foster bread pudding sounds and looks yummy. I have given just about all my cook books away since I just don't cook that much anymore. Believe me, I spent a lot of time "slinging those pots and pans" in past years. :-D
Enjoy your weekend.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh that is not just Chocolate Bread Pudding; that is DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING!

Be still my heart.
Cass

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I, like you, am a cookbook reader! What a great cookbook, and to have it signed makes it all the more special. I hope we will see some of those great recipes turned into posts!
Yvonne

Patrice said...

Ohana is one of my favorite restaurants at WDW! Looks yummy...

La said...

Bread pudding is one of my very favorite desserts. Have a great weekend! La

koralee said...

Oh I adore cookbooks too...they both look amazing! I must look for one when we go to Disneyland in July!

Happy weekend my friend. ox

Donnie said...

That looks so delicious. Love the cookbook.

dee dee said...

I'm wondering if i can talk yiu and hubby into coming to Ohio to hang out! we could cook, eat and shop for days! Oh to dream!
Dee Dee

Pondside said...

I love cookbooks too, and what I don't buy I borrow from the library. My daughter and DIL both want some of my cookbooks so lately I've been on an ebay quest to find some of the old ones so that they can both have them.
That banana dessert looked heavenly!

Entertaining Women said...

I have the Brennan's Cook Book with their Bananas Foster recipe, but the bread pudding sounds even more evil! Yum! Thank you for providing the catalyst for my taste buds to be totally out of control today...yes, indeedy...thanks a bunch! LOL Glad that you stopped by my post. Come visit any time. Cherry Kay

Amy said...

What a nice way to spend Christmas! :)

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Gypsy Heart said...

I LOVE cookbooks! I too read them like novels. These look extra special ~ especially the one that is signed just for you. I am sooo hungry right now just looking at this dessert.

Hope you're having a great weekend!
Pat

xinex said...

Bread pudding is one of my favorite desserts especially if it is topped with Vanilla cream. And the food in New Orleans is really good, Sue. I don't think I have eaten in any restaurant there that I did not like....Christine

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Pat said...

Yummy post, Sue!

MosaicMagpie said...

I mean Really! Double Choclate Bread Pudding!
Does it get any better than that? I just ate supper and I am starving just thinking about it! I may dream of it tonight!
Deb

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Girl! You are killing me with those goodies. Sue, these are just too rich and wonderful to be true.

I love to read cookbooks, too, but I find that I don't cook that much... just love reading them. It's fun!

Hope you had a great weekend...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Low Tide High Style said...

What a sweet gift from your daughter, and I had no idea Disney produced cookbooks! That dessert looks delicious though!

Kat :)

Artist Terri Smith said...

Wow..what a delicious treat! Thanks for dropping by earlier. Wise words from a wise lady! Gosh..I never realized Disney had cookbooks. I love everything else produced by Disney..so treasures from this vault are worth looking into.

bj said...

Hello, sweet friend. I am so glad you had a good time.
Now this new cookbook looks like one I would like, too. Bread pudding is oone of my son's favorite and when you make the Chocolate one, if it is out of this world, please post it..I'll make it for him.:)

hugs, bj