Time for an odds and ends post as this week has been quite busy for me so far.....general musings ahead:
~ ABC's new show, Pan Am, will nicely fill the void until Mad Men returns next spring. After comparing the two shows for the first ten minutes of the premiere on Sunday night, I then found myself intrigued with the storylines and quite enjoyed it (especially Kate's storyline!)
~ I made my way through half of the Jackie Kennedy tapes on the weekend. I found that I couldn't really be doing anything that would generate noise while listening to the tapes (i.e. washing dishes, etc) as it would drown out Jackie's voice! She is really quite soft spoken. Hopefully I can make my way through the rest of the recordings this weekend!
~ Hubs was away on the weekend, so I relished the opportunity to test some new recipes before serving them to Hubs later. I tried Easy Eggplant Parmesan - which was quite good, Salmon with Asparagus - also delicious (usually Hubs cooks the fish when we have it, so cooking the salmon perfectly was a little victory for me), Bruschetta - yummy, and my favorite recipe out of the four I tried -- Beet Salad with Goat Cheese. The recipe can be found here, it was delicious and easy. Definitely a keeper!
~ Found Tatler magazine at Chapters on the weekend (I also treated myself to my first pumpkin spice latte of the season....and a carrot cake cupcake). I'm tempted to hint to Hubs or family members about buying me a subscription to Tatler as a birthday or Christmas gift...far far better reading than Vogue!
~ And finally, I looked out my back window to the garden the other day to discover probably the last gladioli blooms of this year! I just love the white flowers.
yes, that is a glass of white wine sitting beside the vase