With the Peoples Choice Awards yesterday and the Golden Globes this Sunday, the starting gun for the whole award season game has definitely sounded. I’m not a betting person, but my personal top three picks for best film this year are Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, My Week with Marilyn, and The Help. I love that they all have female leads, and extremely talented ones too I might add.

Julie Anne and Nick Rhodes making the award season rounds

Here is a favorite quote from years past that struck a chord with me too, “I dress up for awards, but only if somebody else is going to pay for the clothes. And shop for them, too!” – Tea Leoni. Oh how I miss those days dearly, sigh!

Click the photo above for a re-run of My Night with Michelle Williams and Marilyn – a review of My Week with Marilyn and Michelle William’s extraordinary performance. You’ll find a yummy recipe there too, so it’s definitely worth a click down memory lane.

Jewels getting dolled up for the award season ahead

I have to get dolled up now for the first of many a parties to come in the following months. How will I find time to attend all the soirees and still get dinner on the table for myself and my clients, you ask? The Personal Chef Approach™ of course! Take advantage of our Starting the New Year Right Sale and upgrade now!

Spinach-Cheese-Cannelloni

Lets throw an awards party of our own right here! What was your favorite  recipe in 2011, and what was your favorite film this year? Have a great weekend, and good luck to all the nominees!

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  • January 13, 2012
    10:09 am

    I wait and watch films at home on my DVD player, going out to the cinema is a bit of a problem. But, my favourite film that I saw at home was Julie Julia. It just seemed to hit home with my learning that I could pull together meals that taste good. My favourite recipe – that’s hard to decide since I love everything that I’ve made. I made your banana muffins last night and couldn’t believe the difference leaving some of the bananas chunky made to the final product. The aroma in the kitchen was heavenly and I’m surprised I didn’t have neighbours tapping on my door at midnight. I always get the urge to bake late at night. The bonus of this was that I had a fresh muffin with my grapefruit this morning. I love the spinach cannelloni and seeing the picture in this post has me craving it. This will be part of my cooking day on Sunday along with some soup and probably the slow cooker german roast. Hope you have fun during the awards season and don’t work too hard. But, you’re right, using the PCApproach will help you get your own dinners on the table without breaking a sweat. Hugs to you! XOXO

    • January 14, 2012
      11:01 am

      If you like the banana muffins, be sure to make the Bright Eye Muffins (currently the recipe of the week, but about to change).

  • January 13, 2012
    1:16 pm

    I’ve made this recipe twice. My family and I love this! I never made my own tomato sauce before. I’ll never use store bought again.

  • January 14, 2012
    10:54 am

    The only film I saw at a theatre was the Winnie the Pooh movie in the summer. I would LOVE to see “My Week With Marilyn” and it’s still playing at a small theatre in a cool neighbourhood in my city so hopefully I can make it. My husband and I are opposites on movie preference. He’s into science fiction and the Bruce Willis genre and I am NOT LOL

    This cannelloni recipe is a favourite at our house and I agree with never buying store bought again. It tastes so much … clearer if that makes sense.

    LOVE the eye make up in the recent shot! Do you ever not look perfect?!

  • January 14, 2012
    11:04 am

    Glad you like the cannelloni recipe – DARN, I meant to make it for my daughter while she was home (she loves stuff like that) and forgot. She leaves tonight (:

  • January 18, 2012
    12:37 pm

    Girl with the dragon tattoo? First Class!! The books are even better…
    Try some of my favourites: Hanna from Joe Wright(once upon a time….), Jane Eyre from Cary Fukunaga (yes, I’m a dreamer) and Black Butterflies from Paula van der Oest ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0906778/)- Dutch pride! Enjoy & greetz, Yv

  • January 18, 2012
    2:47 pm

    Wow! Your timing couldn’t be more perfect for a reading list. Thanks!