I'm so glad it is Friday! I made it safely home from Vermont yesterday, earlier than planned due to an incoming storm. I was strongly encouraged to get out while I could - I am so glad I heeded that advice!
While in Burlington I ate dinner with one of my favorite co-workers at a place called Leunig's Bistro. I have eaten there a few times, but Miss A has never been to Burlington. I knew that Leunig's would have to be our spot for dinner. It was wonderful!
I started with a pumpkin chowder with toasted pumpkin seeds on top. It was wonderful! I followed with the special of the day. It had a braised beef (shredded) with apples, carrots, potatoes and some other ingredients & was served on a bed of pumpkin mashed potatoes. It was also wonderful! Something about being in below freezing weather just makes me want to eat warm comfort foods. I have to be very conscious of what/how much I eat though, as it can definitely wreck havoc on a person's diet.
I started this blog to write mainly about food, because I love to cook & there is nothing better than a great meal with a good bottle of wine. So I hope that you'll bear with me as I drift along to other topics. Sometimes my mood just doesn't fall to food - however rare that is!
So, my thoughts lately have been around books. What I've read & what I want to read. I'll admit, in the summer there is nothing better than a light "chick lit" book - you know, Sophie Kinsella, Candace Bushnell, Emily Giffin. Around this time of year, however, I really try to read books that aren't that light, that make me think.
So I've compiled a list of books that are on my must read list. Some of the top ones on my list are:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
I also want to read The Shack by William P. Young.
What is on your must read list right now?
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