The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook Winner – And Not Because She Was Shrieking “Mr. O!”

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When my family gets together and both my nieces are there and one of them hurls herself onto the ground, pounding tiny balled up fists into the ground and emitting shrill, unintelligible demon cries from the little purple head that she’s flailing from side to side; and the other one sits quietly on the couch flipping through the pages of one of my cookbooks, pointing at the pictures and softly identifying “choona” (tuna) and and “uvas” (grapes), whom do you think I love more? Who receives all her Delicious eemo’s adoration and affection?

Can you figure out which niece is my favorite?!?!

You guessed it. Give me the shrieking monster.

The real demon child is the one whose sacrilegious saliva is collecting in red-velvet tinged puddles all over the now smeared, torn, and crinkled pages of my precious cookbook!

If God were to ever curse bless me with my own family, clearly I’d have to limit myself to one child. If I were to have two, one of them would grow up and require way too many expensive hours in therapy for feeling inadequately loved by his mother who always gave more to the cuter, smarter, quieter, cleaner, harder, better, faster, stronger child.

So maybe I wouldn’t be an unconditionally-loving Mommy.

But I am an unconditionally-loving blogger who loves all of her readers equally and gives the same chance to win The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook with a totally fair, unbiased, random drawing!

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The randomly chosen winner is…


Lunettes, would you please send me your mailing address so that I can send you the copy of the James Beard Award-winning Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook?

And don’t worry, the cookbook doesn’t have pictures, so my niece didn’t touch it.

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1 lunettes March 5, 2008 at 10:43 pm


No, that is not, definitely not the sound I just made. Not at all.

So excited!


2 sarah March 5, 2008 at 11:18 pm

congratulations, lunettes! make something from the book and tell us about it on your blog! can i request that it be anything with the word “gravy” in the name? :)


3 lunettes March 5, 2008 at 11:49 pm

A more likely recipe of mine would include Cool-Whip, but we won’t mention that in the presence of the Bros. Lee.

Gravy, yes. And maybe some deep-fried butter balls.


4 margottt March 6, 2008 at 12:05 am

Hello! I just thought I’d extend an invitation to a network of Los Angeles bloggers.. It’s a great way to get more readers and find new and interesting blogs:


5 sarah March 6, 2008 at 1:13 am

lunettes: wow, i can feel my heart shriveling from just reading “deep fried butter.”

margottt: hi, and thanks for the invitation!


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