As I’ve mentioned once or a million times lately, I’ve been enjoying a lot of oranges. As soon as I saw that there was orange, I knew I had to made this delicious cranberry orange loaf this week. It was pretty easy to make and turned out really tasty. The cranberries balanced out the sweet of the orange zest perfectly. You can find the recipe here from The Brown Eyed baker. This recipe is a keeper that I know that I’ll be making again.
I feel like I’ve been reading this book forever. The reader in me cringes when I say it’s been two months since I started it. Edge of Eternity is the last book in the century trilogy by Ken Follett. The historical fiction series follows several different families from Wales, Germany, the US, and Russia over the course of 100 years. I love reading big long epic books. This one came in at 1100 pages, which was right up my alley. As much as I enjoyed reading this book, it’s always kind of sad when a series comes to an end. If you like historical fiction I’d really recommend this series.
Tuesday night I attended another Chic Geek Hack Night. There were a lot more people there than the last time I went, which was kind of nice. There was a short presentation on how to get started learning to code (so much great advice), and then we were free to work on whatever we wanted to. I learned a lot from the person sitting next to me (I feel bad I can’t remember your name!), as we discussed everything from plugins to SEO.
I was feeling inspired this week when it came to cooking. I created a goat cheese pasta – not from a recipe, just from my head – something that I never do. I need a recipe when I make something new. I also made the above teriyaki chicken. Once the chicken was done cooking in the snow cooker I shredded it. I put it on some rice I sprinkled some sesame seeds and chopped up green onion on top. It was delicious and still great the next day as leftovers.
I got a package in the mail this week! I did some online shopping and I knew it was coming, but it’s always kind of exciting to get something in the mail. I ended up getting a pair of jeans, black pants (how do I not have any in my closet?), and two pairs of liner socks. I’ve never tried the liner socks before, but the idea behind them is to be able to wear socks with flats without them showing. I only just realized that something like this existed a couple months ago. Apparently I live under a rock.
Today is my brother’s birthday! I offered to make his birthday cake, so I asked him what kind of birthday cake he wanted (rainbow bits), frosting (vanilla), and any toppings (sour gummies of some sort and gummy bears). I went shopping on Monday to get all the ingredients, and yesterday I made the cake. I’m hoping he’ll enjoy it tonight after his birthday dinner.
Tell me about something fun that you did this week in the comments.