Wow it’s December – the year seems to have flown by! A lot has happened in 2018, so I’m hunkering down in reflection mode for the next week or so before the holiday craziness begins – reflecting on the good things, the lessons learned, and just looking ahead at 2019.
Last week was active in terms of socializing. I had the opportunity to hang out with two of my nieces, and see some family and a few old friends on the weekend.
On the personal front, I started my own recipe bank! Okay I feel REALLY adult about this. I always look at a ton of recipes but for some reason when it comes time for dinner, I am hungry and left with no inspiration, usually resorting to chicken and veggies or pasta.
For my recipe bank, I started using OneNote extensively. I created a notebook, and use the OneNote clipper on chrome to save ideas, and then file away as I have some time. I will update you on how that goes!
But in the mean time, here’s a some inspiration from the last week!
- BA’s ultimate sugar cookies
As I mentioned, I had the chance to hang out with two of my nieces, so of courses we baked, and decorated cookies! I think they were more into the sugar than the decorating, but nevertheless it was a fun activity. I love this recipe from Bon Appetit, as it is easy to put together, but it’s an elevated sugar cookie – cross between a sugar cookie and a shortbread. The best of both worlds!
This was a powerful story about some very important issues, such as racism and the topic of police brutality, which have been in the news more and more recently. The story was really a work of realistic fiction, and provide the topic a voice. There are a lot of complex issues, that stem from race, interracial relationships, money (or lack of money), and all of these are addressed as a work of art. It’s been a while I felt glued to a book, and couldn’t put it down. The downside, is that it is almost 500 pages, somehow I got through it in a couple of days, which is a testament to how good this book is!