What do people usually do with these tiny glass bottles of perfume samples that are included in pretty much every beauty purchase everywhere? Over the years, I’ve collected a lot of them, and they just clutter up the apartment.
I depotted the needlessly bulky benefit concealer box sometime last year and stuffed all the samples I could find in the empty box. Now, the samples have overgrown the box.
Samples must be used or tossed! They are doing no good sitting in the box.
So we have hit the 20 month mark! Little M is quickly approaching 2 yrs. Month 19 was more eventful for the adults in our family than the toddler — lots of work-related stuff going on, and things seem to always be busy these days. Now it’s a rush to the holidays — am hoping that January will be slightly more calm.
Little M is doing very well in daycare and has been notably less sick this month. We also had a visit from M-mom, which was great.
The geese and cranes leaving our little bit of the world, the days getting ever shorter, and daylight savings time — I have to admit that it is Autumn.
I usually don’t limit myself to certain colors, and have been wearing powder blues or pinks in the Autumn. But, I do think there is something about the weather and season that drawls me toward typically “autumnal” colors.
I love all the pumpkins and squash that are available at this time of year. Alas, they do need some love to make into yummy dishes. And I just haven’t had the time or energy to do much of that this year.
A few weeks back, I did grab up a butternut squash and did a simple roast.
The squash was cleaned and cubed and tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper in a baking dish. It went into the oven at around 200 C until soft and cooked through.
That’s it — simple, no fuss! I love how the natural taste of the squash shines through in this dish. I also love that I didn’t have to do much but set the timer!
I did this with a very simple pork roast and buttermilk biscuits.
Donno if we had dinner as good since — my bad. Perhaps after the holidays I will be better about cooking up full meals for us.
M, Little M, a friend who is new to Greifswald and I went to Ikea a couple of weeks ago. We rarely make the trip to the crazy that is Ikea (omg, it is crazy), but we needed stuff, and new friend really needed stuff for her quite empty apartment.
So this was a cooking (kind of — no heat required) experiment that I tried out way back, but didn’t have a chance to post. I also lost the photograph of the final product…oh well.
M and I discovered a new (to Germany at least) cooking show hosted by Rachel Khoo. She is Malaysian Chinese and Austrian, and cooks French food with a twist. Her show is so cute — M says everything from the clothes to the kitchen reminds him of the film Amalie.
M is gone this weekend and next, and I am feeling ultra lazy.
Actually, I was impressed that although I had some work stuff and Little M my myself, I did also get vacuuming/flat cleaning, laundry and some crafty projects done!
But I could not get myself together to cook anything. After finishing up my stir-fry, I decided to order food on Saturday. One of the local pizza deliveries offers this pasta I love — one with asparagus, cheery tomatoes and Parmesan. I also ordered these feta and spinach breads to give Little M on Sunday.
No, I did not even put this on a plate to eat. I ate out of the box…