It's late summer in central New York... and that means a trip to the Great New York State Fair! Thursday was our day to check out exhibits, wander through the livestock barns, watch a horse show, and naturally, sample some fair food. The Fair seems to be better than ever this year and we didn't get to see it all, so another visit is definitely in order!
The Great Believers by Rebecca MakkaiI started listening to this last night. Glad I have the hardcover book from the library so I can keep reading this afternoon!
Finished last week//
Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee
Book club meeting//
On Friday we discussed Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. Reaction was positive, but just lukewarm. Look for a book brief later this week.
Our #PalliserParty continues! I'll be starting The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope, book 5 of 6, soon.
On the blog//
Book Brief: Tin Man by Sarah Winman
The Week's Read: Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee
In the kitchen//
Maple Mustard Cedar-Planked Salmon from The Hungry Bluebird ( a new-to-me website) offers a familiar flavor combination with a twist on the prep method. We use cedar planks pretty regularly, always soaked prior to grilling, but have never grilled the plank alone prior to adding the salmon. Maybe it was my imagination, but I think that made it even more flavorful! This particular maple mustard glaze was a winner, too.
Lunches were delicious last week thanks to this Lemony Orzo Veggie Salad with Chicken from MyFittnessPal. Use rotisserie chicken for a time-saving short cut. I also made a pan of these Oatmeal Blondies from Allrecipes during my sister-in-law's midweek visit. A small plate went home with her and I put the rest in the freezer... they're too tempting to have out in plain view.
The week ahead//
Plans are still being finalized. So far there's an end-of-summer dinner party for friends, a haircut, and another trip to the fair. It's hard to believe Labor Day is next weekend!
How was your week? What are you reading today?