Tonight, after we ate dinner, Anthony and I were clearing the table when he disappeared. He came back a few minutes later with hands behind his back. He had a present for me, one that he thought he could hold onto until my birthday (July!) but decided that he wanted to give to me now. I put out my hands and he dropped a heavy book in my hands, Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything.
I've been talking about this book for months. I look at it every time we are in a bookstore; I read Mark Bittman's posts on the New York Times website. Not only was the surprise lovely, it was so nice to know that he pays attention to what I like and am obsessed with! It was very thoughtful and that's the best part about it. I can't wait to make a huge batch of cookies as a thank you!