Thursday, April 27, 2023

read, watch, listen, cook

What I'm reading ~ Daring Greatly by Brene Brown & You Could Make This Place Beautiful. Both fantastic. Just finished reading Sensitive: The Hidden Power of the Highly Sensitive Person in a Loud, Fast, Too-Much World - which I highly recommend if you're a HSP.

What I'm watching ~ Season 5 of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel (the acting! the costumes! the drama!) & Season 2 of Somebody Somewhere (Bridget Everett is brilliant and hilarious; the show hits you in all the feels.)

What I'm cooking ~ Half Baked Harvest Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs with Garlic Butter. I'm a big fan of Half Baked Harvest's recipes and this one was no exception. I don't care for ground chicken, so I used a mixture of ground turkey and ground pork. I also didn't use the chili flakes called for in this recipe, as I'm sensitive to hot spices. 

What have you been reading, watching, listening to, and cooking that you would recommend? Please share!


  1. I love Brene Brown. I read Daring Greatly a few months back. More recently, I read her book Atlas of the Heart, also excellent. Your food looks delicious. I hope you have a good weekend.

  2. I'm reading a Kristin Hannah book, one she wrote in 2010 I think. I'm watching Before We Die on Masterpiece. I did manage to cook taco soup last week. But then I didn't have any containers large enough to put it in and had to call Steve to come lift the darn pot and help me.

  3. I love seeing what my blog friends are reading watching cooking! It seems like I tend to binge on everything. When I find an author I like I want to read everything they wrote and lately it's been the English author Rebecca West. And I tend to always watch shows on BritBox or Acorn, picking one UK show after another and watching all seasons the latest being Striking Out an Irish law series (2 seasons) that I loved and hope there will be more seasons. Listening to all my French cafe music albums this week but last week it was Willy Nelson and those of his time. With you on the Half Baked Harvest recipes! I've liked every one of hers I've tried, especially those with a Mexican flavor. So much so that I keep prepped every morning cilantro, jalapenos, scallions, etc. and salsa verde always in the pantry where I'm ready for most of her recipes for that at anytime. I'm very lucky that the spicier the better. I keep meaning to answer your email about the personality tests. I have taken them all and have a file with them written down but my memory is so bad that I must dig the file out. All i remember is that I could not believe how spot on the results were. Like magic. And it explained so much. I hope your weekend is fine there, Melanie, love to Miss Clementine. BreeBree is at the vet today having her dental and a lot of teeth pulled and James Mason is lost without her here. And he is 13 today!

  4. I've seen the trailers for Somebody, Somewhere. I don't watch a lot of tv, but it looks good, might have to give it a try!

  5. Someone Somewhere looks really good. Those meatballs look yummy. Happy Friday have a great weekend. Hugs. Kris

  6. I so enjoy these glimpses into your life.

  7. Hi Did I read a while back you are in Michigan? I am and am interested in the women's group you mention in this post at a ranch. If Michigan, can you give more info? Thanks so much.

    1. Unfortunately, I cannot privately email you as you commented as Anonymous and the email address states "no reply comment blogger". So, I hope you see my answer to your question here. No, I am not in Michigan. I've vacationed there, but don't live there.

  8. I love this post. Maggie Smith's book is on hold at the library, and I'm patiently waiting for it. I've had Sensitive on hold at my library since March because you recommended it, and I'm also patiently waiting. It must be in high demand, so I can't wait to read it! 💕😘

  9. I just finished The Hacienda for my library book club, and the audiobook of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance just because it seemed like a book that I should have read at some time. The story of the motorcycle trip was great, but the philosophy part was way over my head, and way too esoteric. We LOVE Mrs. Maisel!


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