Hello, friends, and welcome to my first Sunday Salon post of 2022. The holidays are now officially behind us as our daughter and her boyfriend flew back to NYC yesterday. We also took down the Christmas tree and put away the last of the decorations. Today is all about laundry and cleaning (with an audiobook in my ears, of course), but I'm hoping to eek out an hour late this afternoon to sit on the beach and read...
It's January 9th and I'm still reading my first book of the year! It's nearly 600 pages and life has been hectic around here, but this is taking too long. It's a read/listen combination and I have about a hundred pages left... so if I get that time on the beach this afternoon, I'll finish today.
On the blog//
- The 2021 Wrap-Up and My List of Favorites
- This Week's Read: The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
- Book Briefs: Voices From the Pandemic and Five Tuesdays in Winter
In the kitchen//
I was searching for a quick, easy dinner to feed a crowd last week when this recipe for Crispy Onion Chicken from Taste of Home appeared in my inbox. It was SO good and there wasn't a crumb left over, but I had a really hard time adding an entire stick of butter! I ended up using quite a bit more chicken than the recipe called for (pounded to an even thickness) so that made it a little better anyway. Later in the week both my sister and sister-in-law tried the recipe and their families loved it, too.
Now with all of the holiday treats finally gone, it's time to get back to healthful eating again...
The week ahead//
We are concerned with my FIL's health again and most of our energy will be there this week. Prayers and healing thoughts appreciated...
How was your week? Have you finished your first book of the year? What are you reading now?