Awesome in December features my favorite things from the past month. Read on to find out what I loved, as well as your favorite recipes from December.
December has been an absolute whirlwind. It's only been the last day or two that I've actually been able to slow down. I set an intention to work hard, and I guess the universe heard me. I'll be more careful with my words next time.
We did get to spend time with family over Christmas, which was lovely. I also got to eat some mac and cheese chicken and waffles from Buck's Bar before seeing the new Star Wars film. Turns out the chicken was the highlight of the night. Have you seen Star Wars yet? What did you think?
The Golden Globe nominations have led me to some great viewing this month, though. I loved Unbelievable on Netflix. Well, maybe that's not the right word for a show about a serial rapist, but I found it deeply compelling, well-acted, and important.
I also enjoyed Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. It was definitely not a typical Tarantino film, but I found myself engrossed nonetheless. Marriage Story on Netflix was also engrossing, if painful to watch. Divorce is painful. That's all I'll say about that just now. But Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver were both terrific.
December is the biggest month for food bloggers, so they're pulling out all the stops.
Have you seen these Giant Crinkled Chocolate Chip Cookies from The New York Times? Apparently you have to stop and bang them on the counter like three times? Is it worth it? Only one way to find out.
These Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread Muffins from Broma Bakery are a great idea. Ingenious for sharing.
In case you feel the need to eat something other than cookies, this Potato Sausage and Rosemary Galette from The Candid Appetite looks so delicious and elegant.
January is a fresh start. Not only a new year, but a new decade. I hope it's completely awesome.