Monday, March 10, 2014

A Monday Update


... basically a Sunday Salon Post, but the weekend got away from me.

The scene//  Monday morning. Drinking coffee. Still happy from a wonderful weekend in Rhinebeck with Twin A and Daughter #1.

Reading//  Middlemarch. After 150 pages, I'm finally into the story.

Listening//  Finished Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman... an eye-opener. Trying to decide whether to start a new book or make Middlemarch a read/listen combo.

Watching//  Basketball. The Syracuse Orangemen are killing me, but have the #2 seed for the ACC Tournament next weekend.

Thank you for all the excellent Netflix series suggestions. They will certainly provide much-needed motivation until I can walk outside again!

In the kitchen//  I found a recipe for easy fish picatta on Pinterest, prepared it using fresh flounder and thought it was amazing - definitely worthy of its own weekend cooking post. I'll make it again this week and try to remember to take a picture.

Planning//  Our next trip to Florida. With another winter storm on the horizon, it can't come soon enough!

Loving//  Time spent with my daughters. I am truly blessed.

How was your weekend?


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  1. I'm a Hokie fan but their season is in the toilet so I've been rooting for Syracuse - maybe I'm a jinx!

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    1. Kathy - No, I don't think so... the Orangemen need all they help they can get these days!

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  2. Rhinebeck looks like a fun place to visit!

    I love flounder, but have only had it while traveling on the east coast. The best was when we were in Morehead City, NC. Wish I could find it here in land-locked Nebraska!

    Isn't it fun to have another trip to look forward to? I'm counting the days (22) until I head back to Oregon!!

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    1. Les - Rhinebeck is a fun and funky little town very close to my daughter's college... and a perfect spot for a quick get-away. Glad to hear you've got another trip to look forward to, too! 22 days pass before you know it :)

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  3. Thank goodness... I missed your peaceful Sunday morning update yesterday! :) But I'm glad you had such good reasons to have let it get away from you.

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    1. Audrey - I missed my 'normal routine', but it's fun to mix it up every once in a while. Hope you had a great weekend!

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  4. I've never read Middlemarch and think I really should. Though I'm not sure if I could do two books at the time, I kind of have to emerge myself into a book and can't concentrate on another book, and I don't do audio books at all. I can't wait for our vacation which is coming up in April :) Have a great week.

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    1. Peggy - I'm basically a one-book-at-a-time reader, but can manage to have one in print and one on audio. It's hard for me to juggle two books in the same format though.

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  5. Basketball schmasketball. Purdue won't even make the big dance this year, so. And yes you definitely need to come to Florida. I swear our weather has been outstanding this winter, which makes me feel a tad bit guilty after all the crap everyone else has suffered through. I'm very interested in anything picatta, especially fish since it is Lent. Please share!

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    1. Sandy - I'm going to make that fish piccata again on Friday and WILL take a picture so I can post on Weekend Cooking. Hope your good weather continues through our next visit!

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  6. Oh I never thought of FISH picatta. Yes, how very interesting sounding!

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    1. Jill - The piccata was great with flounder, but I'm sure sole or tilapia would have worked, too.

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  7. I am going to pretend that you didn't mention another winter storm. This is why I stopped watching the weather overa month ago!

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    1. Stacybuckeye - I think I'd be happier if I stopped watching the weather, too, although there is some talk now of this latest storm beginning as rain. That could bring down the total snowfall prediction... fingers crossed!

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  8. Love the sound of your weekend! And after seeing your photo on Instagram I think you need to go to Florida! What a good idea to do fish piccata. Sounds delicious! Do you have the cookbook "Plenty"? Tonight I am making vegetable paella from that book. It is cooking right now and smells so good. I was in Rhinebeck some years ago when we visited Bard College with my younger daughter. So beautiful in that part of the world.

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    1. Sunday - I'm not familiar with "Plenty", but will definitely check it out. My daughter is at Bard now, so we've been spending time in Rhinebeck the last couple of years... such a fun and funky town!

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  9. Love that image and your time spent with daughters sounded special as well -- Happy reading.

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    1. Thanks, Diane. It was a great weekend.

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  10. I'm glad you're enjoying Middlemarch!

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    1. Carrie - It took a little patience at the beginning, but I'm enjoying it now. Love all the characters!

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  11. I can't wait to read your weekend post. I hope that feeling of happiness stays with you all week long.

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    1. Vasilly - Tuesday afternoon and still feeling happy... hope tomorrow's snowstorm doesn't dampen my spirits ;-)

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  12. Your coffee cup looks yummy! Another trip to Fla.! Sounds wonderful! Have a great week.

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    1. Pat - They're predicting a big snowstorm for tomorrow... that's making Florida sound even more appealing!

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  13. Yes, you *must* post that recipe. Sounds fab. And spring? Where is it? It was 60 yesterday but already dropping back into the 20s. Sigh.

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    1. Beth F - I'll get some fresh fish on Friday and make the piccata again... AND take a picture:-)

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  14. The fish dish sounds good. I love fish but don't make it too often. My kids do nothing but complain about the smell when I do so when I make it, it has to be grilled outside! Which means... I don't make it often.

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    1. Ti - My daughter loves fish, but always complains about the smell. I'm sure she wishes I'd grill instead!

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  15. I know what you're going to be doing this weekend! Nebraska is all atwitter with two teams going to the tournament. Let's hope all of our teams can bring their A games! I'm watching Orange Is The New Black on Netflix right now and I'm eager to read the book now.

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    1. Lisa - I watched a couple episodes and it seems they made it a little sexier for television ;-)

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