February was pretty dang awesome for a couple of reasons. First off, the sun is up when I go to and come home from work. Living in constant darkness and only being able to see the sun from my office window was getting really depressing. It's not lost on me how lucky I am to have an office with a window, but still, one does like to actually see where one is going from time to time. Secondly, that sun has actually been shining, even if those rays are rather feeble. It's still outrageously cold, but at least I know the sun exists. It brings a smile to my face.
It was a super busy month. I've barely had time to get into my kitchen, and certainly not during those precious daylight hours. I'm not complaining, just feeling a bit guilty that I haven't been able to share much great food with you guys. There are two new recipes coming your way this week, though, so you better get excited.
I recently took a freezing cold trip down to Blackpool to celebrate my sister-in-laws last days of maidenhood, also known as a hen party. We went to a fabulous drag revue and had a blast, even though the wind was blowing 30 miles per hour along the seaside.
We had a friend come up and stay for the weekend which meant I got to eat French toast and bacon at Cranachan in Prince's Square. Breakfast is a whole different animal in the UK, so when I can find something a little sweet, I get really excited.
And and and I went to Edinburgh for the day and did all sorts of nerdy stuff. Full details on that are coming very soon!
There's been some mind-blowing food on the internet lately. February is a great month for chocolate lovers. This Vanilla Bean Chocolate Cake from How Sweet It Is pretty much has everything I've ever wanted in my entire life. Brownie Pie from Crazy for Crust is like whaaaaaat?!?!?! This Buffalo Fried Chicken Sandwich from HonestlyYum makes me want to die and go to crunchy spicy heaven.
I also saw every movie ever recently in the run up to the Oscars. My favorites were Spotlight and Room. What did you love?
This month, you were crazy about Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf. You guys! It's so good. Just don't tell your doctor.
You were true to your love of chocolate and made lots of Double Chocolate Muffins because you know what's up.
Finally, on Superbowl Sunday, you went absolutely crazy for Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels. We broke a traffic record with those bad boys. They totally deserve it.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for more sun and more adventures as the days get longer. Don't forget to be awesome, kids!