Wednesday, June 8

Thanks, Tony Romo, for Buying My Book, Recipes Every Man Should Know

Cowboys

Dear Tony,

Congratulations on getting hitched!

You obviously know a lot more than just how run a good play action pass. You chose Candice over Jessica (good call), you bought her the 8-carat yellow diamond (much more tasteful than the 20.5 carat rock Kris gave Kim), and apparently you bought my book, Recipes Every Man Should Know!

Clearly you're on track to be one of the elite. I've put together a few pointers for you to help you make it to the hall of fame, for marriage, that is: Always put the large plates in the back of the dishwasher. Remove cleats before walking on the new Brazilian hardwoods. And one evening when she least expects it, surprise Candice by making her the Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine on page 86 and the Sexy Strawberry Zabaglione on page 136. Then get ready for lots of rushing and scrambling.

I hope this was helpful. Thanks again for buying the book.

Sincerely yours,
Susan

PS-  Regarding the NFL Lockout, consider making a batch of the Bacon Brownies on page 122 for the next negotiation meeting. After eating these salty, sweet, smoky slabs of bacon studded goodness, the owners and reps will experience a sudden release of endorphins and will no doubt acquiesce to the all your demands. If you need some help, let me know. I'm available to assist. And just out of curiosity, will Tom be there?


OK, guys, there you have it: NFL star quarterbacks cook. You should too. And to help you get started, I'm giving away 5 signed copies of Recipes Every Man Should Know. Just leave a comment below telling me why you want the book. Ladies, you can tell me why you want to give the book to a man in your life. If you tweet  -- @Foodblogga --  or FB about it, it'll increase your chances! I'll randomly choose 5 names and announce them tomorrow. Let's get it started!

Photo credit: Janz Images, Flickr Creative Commons

25 comments:

Kelly said...

I would LOVE to give this to my dad as part of his Father's Day gift. He's lived in his home for 5 YEARS without a working stove. Hoping your recipes will inspire him. :)

Toby said...

I would love to give it to my husband-he could use a few pointers... love your Tony Romo pointers-

Nicole said...

Love it! I saw that article on Yahoo and couldn't help but chuckle. Seems you enjoyed it as well.

Kristina Kainz said...

I need this book because I'm tired of being the only one to worry about supper!

Mallorie Colvin said...

I would love a copy for father's day!

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

I need this book! 3 boys + 1 husband = always hungry!!

Kate said...

i would love this for a fathers day gift for my husband. we both love to cook, and he is always treating me with kitchen surprised. hope to win!

Mac said...

With a steady supply of pizza, spaghetti, and salad, I could definitely use some variety in my life. I've bought cookbooks in the (distant) past, but they didn't seem written for me. Hopefully I win and get some help in the kitchen!

Meredith said...

My boyfriend is a fabulous cook, and he never follows recipes! I would love to give him a cookbook he would enjoy to broaden his horizons!

The Bean said...

When we first got together, my boyfriend claimed to not like onions or garlic. After 361 days (um, with the occasional take-out break from the kitchen...) of education via my home cooking he has finally accepted onions and garlic as staple flavor-contributors. Now, four days away from our first anniversary, I'd love to share this book with him and his new-found appreciation for delicious food!

Jana said...

I would love a copy for my husband. When I came home from the hospital, he did all the cooking for several weeks. I know he would love to learn new recipes. PS He is 82 years old.

stacief said...

I would love to give this to my bachelor friend, Richie! He could use some help!

Anonymous said...

I would like this for my 2 sons. (21 and 23) They need to get in da kitchen! Maryann

Figs and Artichokes said...

I would love a copy of your book for my nephew. He is off to college next year and I want to teach him to cook, and what could be better than "Man Food" to get him started.

ricekernel said...

Perfect for father's day! My dad used to cook often ... but only manages oatmeal and eggs these days. This would provide necessary inspiration!

Jean P. said...

I would love to have this for my grandson (he's 21), who thinks he's an expert in the kitchen. No one that young can know all he needs to know about la cucina, and I can think of no one better than you, Susan, to set him straight...but in the very most ladylike way. Check your Twitter @mentions, too.

Carrie said...

I LOVE Tony Romo! So does my husband. So I'm sure that would motivate him to at least try to cook! Wish me luck!

livinlocal said...

I would love to sneak this into our cookbook collection. My husband can cook a few things, and he safely sticks with those year after year after year. Its time for a bit of variety!

Intisar said...

I would love for my husband to have this, because the only thing he knows how to make is a omelet and nachos

Susan from Food Blogga said...

OK, so here are the lucky winners:
Stacief, Figs and Artichokes, Rice Kernel, LivinLocal, and Chuck who emailed me his comment.

I contacted all of you already, but just a reminder that I'm going to be away next week, so I'm going to the post office this afternoon to mail books in time for Father's Day. Please send me your name and address ASAP! If I don't get it in time, I'll mail it the week after.

Cheers!

The Teacher Cooks said...

I love this post! I need this book so that I can cook what every man should know because my husband will never cook :)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

teachercooks-Ha! That's not the first time I have heard that. ;)

ricekernel said...

Love the book, Susan. Just made the sausage / pasta "gravy" - it was perfect for entertaining. Thank you!

Deborah Dowd said...

I hope Tony takes your advice so there will be football this year. Otherwise what will our husbands do (and what excuse will we have to make football food!)

The Captain's Daughter said...

If I've missed the give-away, I apologize! But first, congratulatios on your book and the purchase by Tony Romo. I am a HUGE Cowboys fan (please, let there be a season!) and think it's VERY cool that your book is in his kitchen!

Best to you always,

Janet

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