The BEST granola ever, thanks to Melissa at the Traveler's Lunchbox. Rush right home and make some! I will admit I used less butter, and substituted 1 cup of rolled oats for 1 cup of nuts, but otherwise followed the recipe. YUM!
Kool Aid Pickles Dave shuns them, but I'll get him to try one. I'm going to have a tasting at work at the end of the week. I'm a fan of the Tropical Punch pickles, and Susann favors the Lemonade.
Yeah baby! Finally Chef! is on DVD. For those of you who have never enjoyed this brilliant show, peruse the description below:
Meet Britain's finest -- and most ill-tempered -- chef, Gareth Blackstock (Lenny Henry), of the prestigious Le Chateau Anglais restaurant. Each meal is a masterpiece. Just don't ask for salt. Chef Blackstock rules his kitchen with an iron ladle and puts up with no slacking. The trouble is that his underpaid and overworked kitchen staff is littered with slackers. Tuck in and prepare to double over in laughter with this hilarious and much loved comedy series from the BBC!
For years Dave and I have been watching and rewatching the 2 videotapes we have, which I believe are the first season only. What a treat to find out the entire series is out now... thanks Dexygus for the heads up!
Nice weather, the library, and the Fishers were the highlights of this past weekend. We'll start with the library.
I grew up going to the library every other week, my mom would bring my sister and I and we would bring home tons and tons of books and records. My mom joked that we helped keep the library running since we were always paying overdue fines. I just found some pictures online of my hometown library... these pictures are from the early 1900's. The stacks are very cool, the floors are thick somewhat translucent glass, I remember being a little scared at first that the floors would crack and I would fall through.
I might have gotten on the Loop d Loop bandwagon a little late, but better late than never. This is a great book! I've already started the corkscrew scarf with some yarn I purchased (on sale) at Knitting Central. And there's a sweater and a hooded capelet I'd like to try. It'd be my first sweater... about time, right?
Now, onto the Fishers. Last night was the series finale of Six Feet Under, and I will admit I sobbed through much of it. Salon's Heather Havrilesky writes about the final season below, but beware - spoilers abound!
I completely agree with Heather when she writes "It felt very personal. Saying goodbye to "Six Feet Under" was, unexpectedly, an emotional wrenching experience, more memorable and invigorating and heartbreaking than I could ever have imagined it would be."
There's something about Six Feet Under that gets under your skin. The characters are so real that it seems as if you know them, that they live next door, work in your office, shop at the same grocery stores as you do. You see them go through the most joyous and most harrowing experiences, and watching their lives changes your own life as well.
So if you've watched the last episode, read on. And keep your fingers crossed that Alan Ball has another show up his sleeve. Congratulations to the cast and crew on an amazing 5 years, you will be missed.