what’s on my kindle, part 37

The Floating Feldmans by Elyssa Friedland. This is about a family (grandparents, two adult children, two young adult grandchildren) who go on a cruise for the grandmother’s 70th birthday. It’s not an action packed book by any means but I found it very entertaining to listen to. Recommend! The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth….

lasagna bolognese

…bolognese lasagna? Whatever. You get it. THREE WEEKS til the Olympics! My Olympics, that is, known to most of the U S of A as Thanksgiving. This will be my third year cooking the Thanksgiving feast in its entirety and I can. not. wait. Last year for Christmas we basically got everything we needed to…

lamb stew

Happy day after Halloween! Last year the GS and I got SO excited to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters and then we had zero. To the point where we sat on our front stoop with beers and the candy bowl and basically forced candy onto children walking by. This doesn’t make us sound very good….

pumpkin air fryer doughnuts

Okay serious question. Is it “doughnut” or “donut”? In my opinion “donut” looks like a fake, lazy version of a real word. Like when people say “ur” instead of “you’re” in a text. This is very high on my admittedly very long list of pet peeves. So I’m sticking with “doughnut”. Plus these are a…

za’atar turkey meatballs

I have had some serious recipe fails over the last few weeks, which has resulted in an unintentional hiatus here. We went up to the lake for Brewfest and I made a lemon poppyseed loaf that was good not great. I attempted to turn this apple cake recipe into something resembling the apple pie I had…

what’s on my kindle, part 36

The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth. I listened to this during a day trip to Charlottesville and normally I’m miserable on those drives but this book kept my spirits up! Not that it’s cheerful.. at all.. it’s just a good book. Good enough that I put her other books on hold. I told Sheila it reminded…

amsterdam

Last one! We got to Amsterdam on a Thursday evening right around dinner time. We walked from the train station to The Times Hotel which is in the Jordaan area, right on a canal. I highly recommend staying in this area because it was beautiful but I don’t necessarily recommend our hotel. Let’s just say…

copenhagen

Okay this is going to be a long one because we ate SO MUCH FOOD and all of it was delicious and needs to be included. We took a train from Stockholm to Copenhagen- it was about 5 hours and not a smooth journey but we made it. We stayed up in the Norrebro area…

stockholm

Hello there, Scandinavia. When the GS and I were trying to figure out where our Eurotrip should be, we ultimately just looked for the cheapest flights we could find and settled on this Norwegian flight from JFK to Stockholm. The flight itself was relatively easy, with the exception of being delayed about 30 minutes by the…

cookie dough ice cream

Here it is- this year’s birthday dessert! And it had to be a good one to ring in the big 3-0. Quick life update in case you haven’t been reading between the lines, reading the Kindle posts, or reading at all: I am with child. Baby is due on Boxing Day! Hoping he/she is not…