Time for our monthly book club meeting! Thanks to Jackie for hosting.
Our selection for the month was How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas. To honor the book's theme, there was much French-inspired food to share. Lots of wine and cheese, of course! Other French contributions included quiche, caramelized onion and goat cheese crostinis, and pot de creme. I brought this lentil salad recipe, to which I added feta cheese. As if we didn't have enough cheese already, right? Hey, cheese makes everything better (even if it was Greek cheese at a French-themed gathering). =)
I ran the Race to Wrigley 10K!
I had a total blast, despite very nearly DNS-ing the race due to weather concerns. Read my full race recap here.
In honor of the race, check out the fun cookbook that I very coincidentally happened to find at the library afterwards!
The book is filled with lots of down-to-earth, homey recipes like Ryne Sandberg's chicken tacos or Kosuke Fukudome's ginger pork. I'm going to have a lot of fun playing around with this collection!
Speaking of the library, here are two other selections that I also checked out:
The Pioneer Woman's cookbook caught my eye because I've seen her show on the Food Network so many times. In addition to recipes, the book offers a lot of fascinating insight and pictures about her life on the ranch. I appreciate that Ree Drummond pulls no punches when it comes to being honest!
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty is next month's book club selection. I've heard a lot of mixed reviews on this book - it seems that a lot of folks like Moriarty's other books better? We'll see how this goes.
On Saturday night, Adam was watching the secondary ticket market to see if he could find any last-minute deals on Blackhawks-Predators Game 6 at the United Center. Unfortunately, ticket prices were too high. The Hawks' ever-rising popularity never ceases to amaze me! We settled with watching the game from the comfort of our living room.
|Photo is from the Blackhawks Facebook page|
I was so happy (and relieved!) when the Hawks closed out their series. More on that, plus my Round 2 playoff predictions, coming later this week.
In the meantime, check out this awesome video showing the Hawks' recent pre-game on-ice display. It is mesmerizing!
Maggie hosted a clothing swap at her place (thanks again, Maggie!)
I love clothing swaps! Such an amazing way to repurpose and reuse. I made out like a bandit!
The rest of the weekend was filled with lots of relaxing, hockey-watching (most of the other playoff series), blogging, cooking, cleaning, working out, and getting ready for the upcoming workweek.
Looking ahead - Adam is starting a new job today! Additionally, I am excited that the NFL Draft Town festival starts this Thursday in Grant Park!
How about you, how was your weekend?