Friday, September 27, 2013

Book Group

Once again, it's been awhile since I posted given the busy-ness level. Last weekend, I was at a conference in Lexington which was great but time consuming. Nonetheless, we made time to host the first book group and it was lovely. It was the first official entertaining we did in our home which made it even more exciting.

I made a tortilla española and Austin made his amazing Boursin crositinis. Other folks brought sangria, patatas aïoli (I've already scored the recipe for that one!), and a spicy cheese dip and chips. Of the six of us, only one didn't get into the book, The Shadow of the Wind. Several people mentioned that it wasn't the sort of book they'd normal select but they really enjoyed it. I had a hard time with discussion because I had also read the prequel and started on the sequel so it was kind of a blur for me. Our next pic is World War Z.

Stinky bolted as soon as the doorbell rang but amazingly, emerged to take a look at things later on. Our Croat friend spoke to him in Croatian, assuring us cats love Croatian, and sure enough Stinky listened without making a beeline to safety.

I'm looking forward to our next book group meeting and a few other social events that are starting to make their way onto our calendar. Finally, I know it's still two months away, but I am really excited for my parents to visit for Thanksgiving.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Farmers Market

We checked out one of the three farmers markets today and it was quite nice. It also helped that the weather was perfect. Can't wait to explore the other two!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Still Settling In

It's been another busy week that flew by in a blur. Over the long weekend, though, Austin finished some wiring on the fireplace for an eventual TV to be hung above it. Once he cleared his tools away, I unpacked a few boxes of random shelf-y things. They aren't arranged yet but it was nice to feather the nest and get my cookbooks back out.

It will be another quiet weekend here, especially since I'll be gone next Thursday-Saturday at a conference. This evening, I'll also be cooking a few recipes to share on the fantastic food blog The Bitten Word for their cover-to-cover magazine cooking project. Now back to the lesson planning and work so I can have a few things done before some leisurely cooking.