It's a sunny Father's Day here is southwest Florida. We'd hoped to go out for a celebratory (outdoor) brunch or dinner but, after a week of rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases, we decided against it. My 92-year-old father-in-law has requested pizza instead. He hasn't had it since before the lockdown began, so it looks like a pizza party is Plan B!
As I watched the numbers rise all week, I spent more time reading, blogging, cooking, swimming, and walking on the beach. I even finished two books! Look for a review post later this week...
by T Kira Gadded, narrated by the author
You Think It, I'll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld
Passing by Nella Larsen
On the blog//
This Week's Read: You Think It, I'll Say It
Quick Thoughts on Four Recent Reads
In the kitchen//
I tried two new recipes and both were winners. First was a Berry Buttermilk Cake from NYTimes... so light and delicious! The flexibility of this recipe is a plus, too. It calls for buttermilk, but says you can use any type of milk. Any kind of berries if fine, too... even frozen. I'll try it with raspberries next.
This Sun-Dried Tomato, Spinach and Quinoa Salad from Cookie + Kate was perfect for lunches! I made it on Sunday and enjoyed it for days. It will be a go-to recipe all summer long.
The week ahead//
Twin A will travel back to NYC this week, so we'll drive her to the airport. Other than that, literally nothing else is planned. There will likely be a trip to the grocery store late in the week, maybe a socially distant glass of wine outside with a friend. Also, more walking, reading, blogging, and cooking.
How was your week? What are you reading?
The Sunday Salon is hosted by Deb at Readerbuzz.
It's Monday... What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.