Another week has passed and somehow it's mid-June already. Highlights of the week include browsing at the library for the first time since March 2020, having new friends over for a glass of wine on the lanai, and some beautiful sunsets on the beach.
Finished last week//
I don't read much poetry, but really enjoyed working my way through this collection over the past couple of weeks. As you can guess from the title, the poems are all about being a woman, our bodies, marriage, and motherhood. I'd hoped to share a poem here, but the collection has disappeared from my kindle. You'll want to check this out for yourself.
I'm almost done with a read/listen combination of this YA novel. The audio version is narrated by the author and she does a fantastic job. I usually only read one or two YA titles each year, but am enjoying this very much.
Paris in July//
It's almost here! Tamara at Thyme for Tea is, once again, hosting Paris in July! This even has been a blogosphere favorite since 2010. It's also one of the reasons I found myself browsing the shelves at the local library... you can never have too many reading possibilities. You'll find all the details in Tamara's announcement post.
In the kitchen//
My main goal last week was to cook from the freezer. I've been slowly using meat, poultry, and seafood purchased and frozen over the past six months. I always try to empty it out when we'll be away for any length of time... and it's never a good idea to leave a full freezer during hurricane season!
I made Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup and Shrimp Yaki Udon , which my husband liked even more than the chicken version from a couple of weeks ago. I also tried Ground Turkey, Asparagus, and Basil Stir-Fry, a new recipe from the Washington Post. It was really good, and I prepared the meal in under 30 minutes! I used ground chicken from the freezer instead of turkey, low sodium soy sauce, and apricot preserves instead of jam. We'll definitely have this dish again.
The week ahead//
I almost hate to think about it, but we're making plans for our journey north at the end of the month. The thought doesn't provoke the same pandemic-related anxiousness I felt last August, but there's still a lot to do whenever we leave for a couple of months.
How was your week? What have you been reading?