Just a few little notes about what’s on my playlist, my nightstand, and my stove these days.
On my playlist: The other night I was looking for some music to listen to while Mike and I cooked dinner. I asked if he had any suggestions, and he threw out The Barenaked Ladies. Do you ever sort of forget about an album only to stumble on it again and be totally transported? Their album Stunt was on heavy rotation in the first apartment I lived in post-college, and Rock Spectacle was the first gift I gave Mike when we started dating some 15-some years ago. Listening makes me grateful for the memories, and simultaniously grateful for today.
On my nightstand: Usually I’d share something I’ve read and enjoyed lately here, but I’m drawing a blank. Not for lack of enjoyment, but because the only thing I’m reading right now, that I haven’t mentioned previously, is my October Books & Brews pick (which is so fun!). I lieu of that, I suppose I’ll share a non-bookish nightstand thing: Badger’s Sleep Balm. I use it as a lip balm, right before I go to bed. So lavender-y. So sleepy …
On my stove: Heavy cream is my Achilles heel. I can do some milk, a fair amount of cheese– but pour cream in my coffee or lace a bowl of soup with it and I’m done. As food sensitivities go this is such a minor one. But it’s made me curious about dairy alternatives. Couple that with my love of new cooking experiences and every now and then I’ll try a traditionally creamy/cheesy dish made dairy free. This one was a winner: Cheesy Cauliflower Broccoli Bake.
I’d love to know “what’s on” in your world right now– tell me in the comments!