Welcome to Friday…and not just the close of another week but another month coming to an end as well. A bit hard to believe but, yes fall is just around the corner! The last Friday of the month and that means it is time for Jennifer’s link-up and this month’s Share Four Something post. As always, I’ll post today but the link-up is not until tomorrow. Read everyone’s post here. I’m just back from getting ice cream (holding onto summer as long as possible!) and will be getting sleepy before I know it, so let’s get this post going….
Something I Loved
A few things I loved this month: celebrating my brother’s birthday; a day in Georgetown with Jordan; the Junior Church kiddos singing “Jesus, Others and You” on a Sunday morning not long ago; celebrating our teens at church headed off to college for the first time; catching up with friends who recently moved away but were in town; wearing my wig less and less in public; soaking in Vitamin D while having breakfast every morning on the patio; playing Bunco with a new group of friends; the crisp, fresh air in the mornings; being able to keep the back door open for a bit on these beautiful mornings; and Saturday mornings at the farmer’s market!
Something I Read
Just for the record, last month, I mentioned reading this book: Eat Right 4 Your Type (the Blood Type Diet Solution) by Dr. Peter D’Adamo. I had just recently “discovered” this diet/lifestyle book and was so completely intrigued. I think I mentioned it several times throughout the month and I had a few readers ask me about it. The more I read and the more I explored/dug in, the more frustrated I became. Without belaboring the point, not only are there multiple updates and reworkings of these books and the studies that back them up, but each update seems to (no, clearly) contradict the previous information. So much conflicting information. That said, I do not recommend this book any longer. Lesson learned.
I did, however, read one book this month that I enjoyed and would recommend. It was just for fun…and did not “inspire” me to try and change my entire life – lol! It was a Betty White memoir entitled, If You Ask Me (and, of course, You Won’t). I enjoy an autobiography much more than a biography. This one was an easy read and was very much like a great conversation. Have you ever considered the question: which celebrity or other “famous person” would you invite to dinner if you could? This book reads as if you were enjoying a leisurely dinner with Betty White. It was super enjoyable.
Something I Learned
Chick Fil A just seems to be on a roll with announcements and, um, changes. They announced a new take on their good ole, classic never fails chicken sandwich. (Why??) They are introducing (and I quote) a “Chick Fil A topped with pimento cheese and mild pickled jalapenos….served on a toasted bun drizzled with honey.” Please tell me…does that sound good? Pimento cheese and jalapenos?! I’m not sure what is happening at chicken headquarters. Just so you know, and perhaps you like something new….this fall’s milkshake will be a caramel crunch shake made with butterscotch and caramel syrups and blondie crumbles. And a cherry, of course. By the way, is it pronounced care-ah-mel or car-mel?? In your opinion. Do tell.
Something I Ate
I finally ventured into the fun world of sheet pan meals. With all the delicious veggies we have been getting at the farmer’s market, it seemed like a natural choice. I really did not look up recipes (although there are millions out there – all supposedly unique and original but saying the exact same thing!) but just cut up vegetables, threw them on a pan with oil and some seasoning. Voila, dinner. Much like this photo but with NO tomatoes. There’s a way to ruin your sheet pan dinner! Sans tomatoes, I can see what everyone loves about them. Super easy and tasty, too.
I also (finally!) tried overnight oats. I mentioned that earlier this month. Yes, I am way late to this foodie craze as well. I tend to be woefully late to most new crazes. (I should have been a bit slower with that whole eat for your blood type thing!) Nevertheless, overnight oats are delicious. As in my new favorite thing in the morning. Way better than my coffee which is quickly losing its appeal. Not sure what is up with coffee, but I really do not enjoy it very much. At least, not at home. A nice cup of coffee after dinner in a restaurant still sounds great. Will I give up coffee? Who knows. This posts make for good reference points down the road and I will have to check back in a few months. If you make a great cup of coffee, let me know. What makes the prefect cup – and which brand of coffee do you use? As always, thanks for stopping by. I hope you will visit again next week.