Ay yie yie. November. I am so unbelievably busy, between faculty candidate visits at work to organizing two different (not personal) holiday parties to preparing for Elves’ Gift Shop in a few weeks. This week has been busy, and the weekend looks to follow suit, with L and I volunteering on Saturday and bridesmaid dress shopping on Sunday. Nonetheless. my life is full and happy — and I am thankful for it.
One | This week, I finger-knitted for the first time using a video I found online. I loved the result, but it definitely was a challenge. As an alternative, I might just pick up some wider-gauge needles at Jo-Ann Fabrics.
Two | I didn’t snap a picture of the end result, but this week, I made this Slow Cooker Quinoa White Chili with Roasted Poblanos. I made a few key changes — adding corn, swapping in faro for quinoa, etc — but it is delicious. This one is a keeper in my book.
Three | Speaking of food, I finally mastered scrambled eggs. Yes, I know, this is not a huge achievement, but for me it is. I always overcook or overmix my scrambled eggs. With the help of my trusty Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook (yes, I used a cookbook to make scrambled eggs), I finally conquered this brunch staple. Num.
Four | Wednesday night, we went to Home D to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of Robin Hood Brewing Company! I had a Bracer Black Chipotle IPA while Liviu enjoyed an Olde Forest Ale. I am definitely a fan of RHBC, and it’s so close to our house.
Five | I’m actually really looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. Not only do I get two extra days off of work (woohoo!), but I get to spend time hanging out with people I care about. I also get to make some of my favorite dishes for those people, and I love to cook.