Saturday, April 18, 2009

Best of CEiMB - April 16, 2009

Lamb Stew with Orange


This week best photo goes to Liz of the Not So Skinny Kitchen. This marks Liz's first post ever for Craving Ellie in my Belly, so a big congrats to her!

Best photo also goes to Jessica of A Singleton in the Kitchen for her creatively styled photo.


Hands down, this week's best post goes to Jessica of A Singleton in the Kitchen for her description of an encounter she had with a little boy at Whole Foods while procuring her lamb for this dish. The story is ridiculous to begin with, but the Billy Madison dodge ball reference gave me a good chuckle.

I went and procured the lamb and I was standing in line, waiting to check out, pondering my brother's assertion that Whole Foods "is a bunch of hippies saving the world one organic carrot at a time" (mind you, he shops there all of the time so there's no animosity in that statement), and generally minding my own business. I was literally knocked out of my reverie by the very loud slam of my cart into my abdomen. You see, this punk-a** little kid in front of me decided to mess with me. He took his empty cart, turned it around, and gave it a mighty shove into my cart. I like kids a lot, and they generally like me a lot too, but it took all of my "grown up" sensibilities not to rudely shove my cart back into his! And the look I got from him was just daring me to do it, too. We could have had a Billy Madison dodge ball moment: "Now you're all in big, BIG trouble." But his poor mother was embarrassed enough as she was whispering to him not to do such things and I thought it was probably best to go back to musing about the organic carrots.

Everything looked great this week and I loved all the different variations of this recipe :)


  1. I'm so glad that my little altercation with an 8 year old made everyone chuckle. I seriously wanted a throwdown though.

  2. Wow, thank you - I'm honored :)

    I was laughing at Jessica's post too though I'm not sure I could have controlled myself the way she did!

  3. Great photos and that post made laugh out loud!! ;)