Thursday, September 02, 2010

Reading and Cooking

Over the past week or two I've read:
Like mother, like daughter!
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • March by by Geraldine Brooks
  • The Heretic's Daughter by by Kathleen Kent
  • Sanctuary of Outcasts by by Neil White
  • Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
  • probably a couple more I've forgotten,
  • like Case Histories by Kate Atkinson,
  • and gotten ahead on my Newsweeks.
This one, too.

One of Ellie's all time favorite dishes is pearled couscous and she's always thrilled to help prepare it. Also served with this meal: Greek salad, spanakopita, and roasted chicken and potatoes seasoned with basil and rosemary. (I didn't make the spanakopita from scratch; that would have cut too far into my reading time!)


HiddenChicken said...

Can I offer my services as taster? I'd like to, uh, make sure all the food is ok. Yeah. That.

Barrie said...

Awww...such cute pictures!

Maya said...

Seriously, is there anything CUTER than when a little one falls asleep reading? This always has me running from the camera too. And her little hand on her cheek just seals the cuteness deal.

Sarahlynn said...

I forgot Kate Atkinson's Case Histories. How did I forget that of all books?!

HiddenChicken, anytime! It's not like I did anything ambitious . . . and Trader Joe's did the spanakopita. I did forget to mention the antipasto platter Ellie put together (artichoke hearts, olives, cheeses, and salami - though she ate much of the salami in the process of assembling the platter).

Barrie, thanks. They are just so precious to me!

Maya, yes! And in this picture she looks so soft and young. My "baby" is becoming all long and lean and little girl. Moments like this are harder to find. :-)