It's Monday... or at least I think it is. The past week has been a 4th of July holiday blur! Twin A was home for the opening weekend, while Daughter #1 arrived Tuesday and returned to NYC yesterday. We had multiple family gatherings, spent time on the boat and in the pool, watched fireworks, shopped, celebrated birthdays, and even spent a few hours reading.
Finished this week//
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
Anne Tyler never disappoints! Book brief coming soon.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
A read/listen combination, I'm completely immersed in this multi-generational family saga.
The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
My plan is to read this before the film, starring Glenn Close, is released next month.
On the blog//
My Summer Reading List
Midyear Musings and a List of Favorites
In the kitchen//
During last week's heat wave, most of the serious cooking happened outdoors on the grill. For the 4th, I went with cold appetizers - Caprese Skewers with balsamic drizzle and shrimp cocktail.
I also prepared a couple of cold side dishes - Fresh Corn Tomato Salad (recipe from Food Network) and Chilled Lemon-Dill Cucumber Noodles from kitchen. Yes, I'm still using the spiralizer. I did heat up the oven for desserts - Classic Cherry Pie and Blueberry-Ricotta Cake. The original cake recipe from Bon Appétit Magazine calls for raspberries, but I often use blueberries instead.
The week ahead//
Another trip to the dentist... I have to have a crown replaced. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous, so I'd like to take a long walk or two in some of our nearby parks. I'm also hoping for a relaxing afternoon or two reading by the lake.
How was you week? What have you been reading?
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