Saturday, January 30, 2016


So...yesterday was a Friday without that Friday feel...I knew it was a Friday but it didn't feel like a Friday...and the last thing I thought of at 11:59 PM was my little blog...sigh! And then I fell asleep. My iPad was on the kitty's chaise lounge right next to me and I was going to grab it and blog but...I fell asleep and I didn't wake up until 7:00 AM. As soon as I woke up I reached for my Paperwhite...and immediately started my book...Try Not To Breathe...and I have been reading between doing other stuff...ever since! It's so good. It's all about a 15 year old girl who makes the worst decision of her life and has been in a sort of vegetative state for the last 15 years and the washed out reporter...Alex...who has lost, husband, self esteem...because she needs to have 5 chilled bottles of a crisp white wine in her fridge at all times! She drinks them! Every night! Alex is a sloppy barely held together mess but she is now invested in trying to find out what happened to Amy. The mystery...the writing...the storyline in this book...I am loving every bit of it! This book is so good!

Finally made this soup for dinner last night...from's delicious! It is seriously like eating a bowl of meaty sauce! Everything cooks in the same pot. I had pre diced carrots, celery and onion from Trader Joe's...I added a huge can of plum tomato purée, another of organic beef stock. I added a handful of fresh parsley and basil, a few rinds of a really good Parmisano Reggiano cheese. Once it was bubbling I tossed in the Acini de pepe...tiny little pasta pebbles that cook right in the sauce. I also added a few squirts of a really good tomato paste! Den and I were loving every bite. It doesn't make a huge amount...which I love!
This is the tiny pasta that all Italian moms feed their babies...buttered and loaded with Italian cheese. My mom made the best!
The Red Lion Bakers made bread we had fresh bread with it...soooooo delicious! And you can't walk out of their house without grabbing a few brownies!
Tonight we are having carnitas from Damn Delicious! Love her recipes! These have the juices of oranges and limes plus a rub plus onions and garlic...slow roasting in my slow cooker...
We are getting ready to binge watch some am off to watch and to read...
Have a great week end! We will all be back on Monday!
A rare treasured moment of calm before Lucy gets mad and huffs off and Roxie looks at me as if to say...what did I do?



  1. Sounds like a comfy, cozy weekend. Yum, brownies.

  2. Looks like you are having lots of tasty treats! Fresh bread is SOOOOOO good. Yum!

    Glad you are reading such a fabulous book- sounds riveting. :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  3. I'm jealous that you slept from midnight to 7AM! I want to go to Red Lion Bakers.

  4. Oh, enjoy the coziness...the soup looks very good, and so does the bread. I'm intrigued by the book, too.

  5. I made that soup, too, and we loved it!! I had some tiny pasta starts, so used them up but will go with acini de pepe next time. Wonder which new recipe I'll try this week...

    1. We loved it...I love her recipes!

    2. I know...I am trying another one, too!

  6. The soup, what kind of meat did you use?