listening to Firecracker by Ryan Adams
1. Are you caught up on Gilmore Girls?! I marathoned it last weekend and loved every second of it (well, except for that ridiculously long musical scene). I loved all of the cameos, my favorite were the two park rangers who were both actors in Parenthood.
2. I had such a wonderful time visiting family on the west coast for Thanksgiving. We had a bit of excitement on Thanksgiving when a huge tree fell across the driveway a few hours before dinner. Luckily the house wasn’t damaged and the guys were able to get out the chainsaw and tractor and clear it out of the way. I made my Sweet Potato, Apple, Leek Gratin, Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad, Southern Comfort Apple Pie, and a new pumpkin pie that was outstanding. We also broke in some new Moscow Mule cups with local ginger beer from Seattle- yum!
3. I started lining my cookie sheets with these parchment cooking baking sheets over the summer and I’m a total convert. I wasn’t sure it would actually make a difference, but I feel like my cookies bake more evenly and I love that the pan stays clean. Before you start baking Christmas cookies I would recommend picking up a box.
4. I was in New Orleans for a few days this week for a quick work trip. We had a couple of delicious meals including a stop for beignets at Cafe Du Monde. I made the fatal flaw of wearing black pants and was absolutely covered in powdered sugar. Worth it though! We also went on a Haunted History Tour of the French Quarter. It was so fun to walk around the French Quarter and hear the old stories.