Saturday, October 20, 2018

Book Club - China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

"....anyone with a willing heart can be born again."

"Now breathe in the air.  Can't you just feel the good Chi flowing everywhere?"
Nick could only detect a faint scent that reminded him of Febreze, but he nodded along with Rachel and Carlton.

Astrid wandered down an overgrown path into a deeper part of the woods, passing long creepers dangling from the limbs of towering rain trees and old graves covered in moss.  Birds cackled loudly in the trees overhead, and small butterflies darted in and out of gigantic ferns.


For the Summer Reading Club - still posting books I did actually read in the Summer.  Even though the movie for this book is not out yet, it's planned, so I'm using this for the Adapted into a Movie category.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Sunday dinner Italian Slab Pie

I made this slab pie in the Summer and while there is nothing wrong with that at all, now that the days and nights are cooler and darker it makes me think that this would be a lovely Fall dish too although really it's just a darn good recipe to eat any time at all.

I didn't make our pie spicy as the kids and The Grandpa aren't spice fans and I subbed the fennel for celery and it was a huge hit, especially with The Grandpa who took home extra leftovers, so that means this is definitely a make again.

I'm in a soup phase right now with the suddenly cooler days  - this creamy potato soup is a favorite around here and also some onion soup to use up some delicious farmers market onions.  I don't often follow a recipe when i make onion soup but I always make cheesy croutons to top with .

Friday, October 05, 2018

Monday, October 01, 2018

Book Club - Things I WIsh I Knew Before My Mom Died by Ty Alexander

"No one tells you that your normal life is gone."

"Don't fight it.  Grief is now a part of you.'

"It's so cliched to say, but there really is someone out there who's worse off than you.  And there's someone else worse off than them.  And then there's someone else worse off than them."

"Everything we say, or think, has the potential to either heal us or harm us."