Monday, August 29, 2016

Meatless Monday

Well, pretty much everyday is meatless at our house but it's a catchy title.  My favorite cookbook of the moment is America's Test Kitchen Vegetarian.

I really needed something with new ideas for supper that I didn't have to think about too much because it can be such a hectic time of day around here.

I like that this cookbook has Alton Brownish explanations for why the recipe works with the particular ingredients recommended.

These eggplant roll-ups were the first recipe I tried and they were delicious!

I've made a few more things from the book and we really liked them all - yay!!

Tonight's supper will be this tomato-potato gratin with an arugula salad on the side.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Our New House

Back from vacation and enjoying our new-to-us house.  The house is very bright and airy and I'm trying to keep it a bit less maximalist...

Everything is painted a beautiful cream color.  The fireplace is the focal point of the family room.  It might even get chilly enough for a fire some night...

A 50's lamp and some of my daughter's art.

The family room has this huge window that I've made into plant land.

Books.  Always books.

And a comfy spot to read them.

Cute little dining room.