- Grant and I used to structure our Sundays around the Colts schedule, but since kids, weekend time has just become too valuable for us to spend three-ish hours watching TV. But I also really related to this writer’s conclusions about the ethics of football (that’s going to make some of my friends angry!).
- I loooved Roald Dahl as a child – and still do. I basically force the kids into loving him too, which is probably a very bad idea. I loved this story behind James and the Giant Peach.
- I came home from work one day this week, and Maeve ran up to me so excited. She said, “Mama! I have great news! I read three pages of a Bob book today!” (Bob books are these beginner reader books they use at her school). I’m bookmarking this for later in hopes that we can cultivate that kind of excitement in our kids about reading as they get older.
- This fascinated me. Do you think that the creative class is really that geographically divided – or do the self-identified non-creative types just sell themselves short?
- A great book list from the always wise and wonderful Hearts and Minds Books on recent creation care books.
- Well, this is just (not) shocking. “By today’s standards, they behaved very badly,” he said.
- I haven’t watched this yet, but it’s queued up for this week.
- In this podcast episode with Glennon Doyle Melton, she said something that I can’t stop thinking about: “If I was still enough, there would always come a knowing, and that would tell me what to do next.” I also took at least a page of notes on this episode. I’m still processing her amazing book Love Warrior and have been drinking up all of the interviews with her over the past few weeks.
- I found The Deconstructionist’s podcast this week via the Glennon episode and loooooved this episode with Sarah Bessey.
- Off-season goals.
- Genius: slow cooker breakfast kits. I’ve been wanting to spice up our breakfast options, and this looks like a great idea.
- Fried shishito peppers. We tried something similar when we were in Colorado, so I was super excited to see this recipe.
- My parents gave me an instant pot a few years ago, kinda before their time. I love it, but don’t use it as much as I should. Because we buy most of our meat in bulk, it is always frozen, and I often forget to set it out the night or morning before. This is a game-changer if it works.
Oldies from the blog
- Chickpea veggie salad. I made this with lentils last week, and then made it again this week. It is so nice to have around for easy lunches (and I may or may not have even had it for breakfast a few days!).
- Because I’ve been roasting so many tomatoes lately for different reasons, I’ve been throwing in veggies at the same time to maximize the oven energy. I love having roasted veggies in the fridge for an easy side or snack. I think it’s my best secret for getting us all to eat more veg.