SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20

Sundays With Celia Vol 20

Hello and welcome to Sundays With Celia Vol 20. I’m delighted you’re here! I can hardly believe it’s been 20 weeks since I started my new series, Sundays With Celia, which have quickly become my most popular posts. Thank you!

Looking Back On Sunday

This has been a delicious week here at After Orange County. I shared my recipes for Meatloaf With Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

MEATLOAF WITH CHEESY MASHED POTATOES | Recipe @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

and my recipe for a delicious and Easy Almond Cake. Have you tried them yet? If so, please let me know how you liked them!

EASY ALMOND CAKE RECIPE | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Famous Chefs On Sunday

I’m not the only one in my family who likes to cook. My foodie tendencies have rubbed off on my oldest son, Nathan, who is a genius in the kitchen. Nathan very much admires José Andrés, the Spanish chef often credited with bringing the small plates dining concept to America. Among other restaurants, José Andrés is the owner of Jaleoa DC small-plates, Tapas style restaurant our Spanish family has been going to ever since Nathan moved to DC for college.

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | José Andrés Jaleo Restaurant DC | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

So, last Sunday when my son happened to be in his front yard, who should come walking up but my son’s cooking idol, Chef José Andrés! Apparently he was visiting the neighbor, another family (like ours) from La Coruña, Spain. A short conversation ensued and José couldn’t believe that not only does my Spanish son Nathan live on the street, but so does José’s Spanish friends and the Spanish Ambassador as well! Three Spanish families on one block! It truly is a very small world. I told Nathan he needs to get to know his neighbors stat!!

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | My son with Chef José Andrés | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Actually, they kind of look a bit alike. Well, until they hopefully meet again, Nathan is just going to have to settle for cooking from José Andrés’ cookbooks, the bible as far as Spanish cooking goes. I highly recommend them both!

Tapas | A Taste of Spain in America, and…

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Cookbook By José Andrés | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

José Andrés, Made in Spain.

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Cookbook By José Andrés | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Speaking of terrific chefs…

Here’s Something Else to Wet Your Appetite on Sunday…

Our little community of Lake Arrowhead has many special things going for it, one of which is our Mountain Cinema Club that brings foreign & independent films to our small community. I have known about this club for years, as many of my friends are members, but I had never gone because I couldn’t get my husband to join me. That’s because, as he likes to say, “He doesn’t like to read movies.” So, it wasn’t until last Wednesday night that I finally attended a showing with girlfriends, and boy was I delighted I did! The movie we watched was called Haute Cuisine.

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Haute Cuisine | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

It’s a French comedy with English subtitles that’s based on the true story of Danièle Delpeuch, a modest provincial chef and restaurant-owner who in the late 1980s was summoned by President François Mitterrand to be his personal cook at his official residence, the Elysée Palace. This ruffles the feathers of the official in-house Elysée chef, who wants to have nothing to do with a woman in his kitchen. But President Mitterrand, having just been re-elected for another seven year term was tired of the overly ornate and fancy food he’d previously been served. So, he began his new term by proclaiming to an adviser: “I want a woman from the country in my kitchen!”

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Haute Cuisine | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

A delicious story unfolds, as the President and his new female chef become acquainted over a shared love of rustic French fare and childhood memories of their grandmother’s kitchens. The beautiful food-pornesque cinematography will make your mouth water, so be sure and eat before you see this film.

Here’s the movie trailer…

Want to read a very good article about the real woman behind the film? Read it here.

Want to listen to a podcast of an interview with Danièle Delpeuch. I did and found it very entertaining.  Click here.

Want to watch the film? Here’s where you can get it.

Crypt Believed to Be Jesus’ Tomb Opened for First Time in Centuries

For centuries, no one had looked inside – until last week, when a crew of specialists opened the tomb in Jerusalem’s Old City and found the limestone burial bed where tradition says the body of Jesus Christ lay after his crucifixion and before his resurrection. The New York Times published an interesting article on the subject of this tomb, which has now been sealed after it was opened as part of a complex renovation of the shrine built around it.  Only about 50 people got to lay eyes on it before it was closed for what will likely be another few centuries. Read the full article here. Makes me want to add Jerusalem to my bucket list.

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 |Jesus Christ's Limestone Burial Bed| www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Lake Life On Sunday

So, even though I live at a lake, I can never get enough of lake life in all forms. I save pictures of lakes on a Pinterest board and I dream of traveling to other pretty lakes around the world. So when I saw this little video, produced by one of my favorite retailers, Terrain, I wanted to share it with you. It makes me want to find that house on Lake George in New York and go stay there, with burnt marshmallows and all!

Shop The Look of Terrain’s Bonfire Night

Like what you see? Just click on the image to purchase a little Lake Life for yourself. I’m going Christmas shopping myself right now!

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Tabletop Log Base Fire Pit | WWW.AFTERORANGECOUNTY.COMSUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Steel Fireside Roasting Fork | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Tabletop Log Base Fire Pit                 Steel Fireside Roasting Fork

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Dulce de Leche S'Mores Kit | www.AfterOrangeCounty.comSUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | S’more Roaster | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Dulce de Leche S’Mores Kit                      S’more Roaster

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Layer Logs Firepit | www.AfterOrangeCounty.comSUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Teak Adirondack Chair | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Layer Logs Firepit                                    Teak Adirondack Chair

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Pendleton Wool Motoring Blanket | www.AfterOrangeCounty.comSUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Swiss Cross Wool Throw | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Pendleton Wool Motoring Blanket        Swiss Cross Wool Throw

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Striped Merino Wool Throw | www.AfterOrangeCounty.comSUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Aged Iron Lantern | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Slatted Teak Garden Bench                       Aged Iron Lantern

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Starburst Lights | www.AfterOrangeCounty.comSUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Stargazer Globe Lights | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Starburst Lights                                  Stargazer Globe Lights

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | www.AfterOrangeCounty.comSUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Stargazer Garden Trellis Lights | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Stargazer Garden Trellis Lights

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Copper Mug | www.AfterOrangeCounty.comSUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Enamel Mug | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Copper Mug                                          Enamel Mug

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Fireside Waffle Maker | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Log Holder | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Fireside Waffle Maker                       Iron Pyramid Log Holder

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Decorative Antler | www.AfterOrangeCounty.comSUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Pressed Metal Flower Garland | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Decorative Antler                               Pressed Metal Garland

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Shovel & BruSUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Embossed Terra Cotta Serving Dish | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Fireplace Shovel & Brush Set          Embossed Terracotta Baking Dish

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Stovetop Popcorn Maker | www.AfterOrangeCounty.comSUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Lil' Chief Popcorn | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Stovetop Popcorn Maker                  Lil’ Chief Popcorn

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Colorblock Alpaca Mittens | www.AfterOrangeCounty.comSUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20 | Alpaca Hats | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Colorblock Alpaca Mittens                Colorblock Alpaca Hats

So, there you have it: SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 20

Thanks so much for dropping in! 

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