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Reading recipes

I’ve been reading a ton of recipes lately, so much so that I wonder if I can add the recipe-boxAmerica’s Test Kitchen Slow Cooker Revolution book to my book list.

I got a delayed start on it, but I did want for the new year to make more real food for our lunches and pack fewer frozen dinners.

So far, I’ve made it three weeks, though I’m finding that one crockpot of soup is only lasting for about three days for both of us.

Yesterday, I made three things: 1) Curried chickpea soup; 2) Chicken enchilada soup; and 3) ground turkey ragout.

Two out of three were winners, but I think the ragout recipe will end up in the recycle bin. It’s two primary ingredients were tomatoes and white wine, and that’s pretty much all I can taste.

I’ve got more new recipes on deck for the next weekend. Here’s hoping that reading is better!

A portrait of Dory in gray


h/t to whomever first posted this on Facebook

Introverted Questions


The hubz and I are both introverted and this is verbatim our conversations some evening. The answers are usually, “no” and “yes” (if reading left to right). We’re just quiet.

Why we color


h/t to Mindful Life on Facebook

Grammatical Dickens


Get it right, Chuck. C’mon…

Pine makes me swoon


This one cracks me up every year.

How many days?


Based on the amount of email advertising I’ve been receiving, one would think that Christmas is next week.

Thank goodness it’s not.

Are you feeling prepared or out of control? Also, I, Bethany, am wondering just how I did this last year when I had a WEDDING happening in 12 days and then a honeymoon and then Christmas a whopping five days after we got back home without losing my mind.

Or maybe I did and I am still unaware that my brain is missing…



Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Shiver some timbers and all that.