Reading: Between books at this moment as I await The Lake House by Kate Morton from the library. I'm number one in line so....any day now. There are so many books in my to-read list and many of them are in the house. That should be a resolution of mine for next year: Project Read What is in the Home! For 2016 I will be done with all Tana French has written and will make an effort to finish all the Peter Robinson books as well. Two of my favorite authors.
Let's see which book challenges, if any, I would like to participate in for next year. Lee Child heads my list of to-read also. But it's still Novemeber so I'll think about reading goals later on.
Watching: The series Weeds and DCI Banks season 2 through Netflicks. Awaiting some newer movies such as Strangerland (starring Nicole Kidman and Hugo Weaving) and Selfless with Ryan Reynolds.
We are caught up with The Walking Dead and have to wait a year before we get the season that is currently broadcasting. I have to stop a woman at work from telling me anything because I hate spoilers! She’s pretty good about it though and wants me to watch so we can talk about it. Also waiting for season 4 of Strikeback but it’s also being broadcast now.
Menu Planning: I have been going to some old favorites lately but trying out a few dishes from Pioneer Woman’s latest cookbook. Also, I want to prepare Steak Diane soon as it’s my inspiration from a Tana French book, The Likeness. That will be one of the decadent meals for the week as it involves cream, filet and brandy. Oh yeaaaah.
Here is a tried and true favorite. Chicken Burritos.
Speaking of standby recipes here is one I make now and again and we like it very much. Click HERE for the full recipe but I’ll share the photo tutorial in this post.
It’s semi-heavy prep upfront but then they are combined very quickly. Here is a snap of our kitchen table with everything ready.
I fold up two tortillas at a time and put the ingredients in, saving a bit of time. Not much but still....
So, what are you reading, watching and planning?