Hey, friends! I hope you’re having an absolutely beautiful day doing exactly what you want with people who make you laugh. You are all a gift to me. Thank you so much for reading my words and cooking the food I share.
I hope you have an opportunity today to find of moment of peace, light, and hope and truly look in awe at this amazing complex, terrifying and unbelievably beautiful universe we live in.
December has been brilliant. Apart from the minutes dragging by at work leading up to a Christmas break so close you could taste it, this month has been full of love and celebration. I turned 40 without becoming hysterical, and was overwhelmed with love from so many people in ways I didn’t expect.
Christmas brought joy, great food, and a now complete set of Nigella Lawson books. I’m too spoiled. And even though I’ve started talking to myself a lot more, I’m still not over having time off from work. I’ve got another week to just chill and be entirely myself, and I’m very into it.
I’ve been watching lots of Golden Globe nominated movies and shows. We finally finished watching all six seasons of The Americans. I don’t know anyone else who watches this show, and I can’t understand why because it’s incredible. Seasons 1-5 are available on Amazon Prime (in the UK for sure). Get on it. I’ve also really enjoyed A Star is Born (I was surprised by how much I loved the music), as well as Homecoming and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, both on Amazon Prime.
The most delicious things on the internet come out at the end of the year. The holiday season is a big money maker for food bloggers, and they pull out off the stops.
Hello, friends. I hope you’re spending this Christmas with someone you love, and in case you’re not, know that I love you. The world is rough right now, so be gentle with yourself. I hope this Christmas brings your joy and light, and maybe a little chocolate. Be awesome, my darlings.
This month somehow seemed to stretch on and on for ages while simultaneously being completely uneventful. We spent two of our weekends being “taught” how to ride mopeds by a pack of racist misogynists and one really nice guy which was cold and awful, but I’m now legal to ride a moped in this country. Our new moped is currently stuck in red tape land while we wait for the registration to be processed, but I’m pretty excited that my bus days will soon be over.
I watched some fireworks, failed to solve a murder mystery, and made a kick ass Thanksgiving dinner for friends and family. And we started celebrating my birthday weeks ago. Oh, and my husband took me to see the Bolshoi Ballet. It was in a movie theatre, but it was still so cool. I feel pretty damn loved.
There’s so much good food on the internet leading up to Thanksgiving, that I hardly know where to begin. How about with these gorgeous Garlic & Herb Parker House Rolls? I mean come on!
Thanksgiving always sneaks up on me here in Scotland because I’m basically the only person I know who even cares about its existence. It’s my favorite because the food is the star, and I don’t have to worry about finding the perfect gift or looking a certain way. I just have to put a beautiful meal on the table for people I love, and even though it can get stressful, it’s also so much fun.
I may be a failed blogger and a million years behind the times, but just in case I’m not alone in not yet planning my Thanksgiving menu, here are the 34 absolutely awesome recipes I’m going to choose from for my dinner next Saturday. Enjoy your days off, American friends. I’ll be at work remembering how thankful I am to have a job that allows me to pay for imported cans of pumpkin puree.