It’s warming up a bit, and we spent the weekend trying to get out and enjoy the weather. The first of the flowers are starting to peak through the what has been a very wintry landscape for the past several months. A weekend that had such promising weather was overshadowed a bit by the fact that we’re all feeling under the weather. It’s been a bit of a lingering cold for at least a week for David, so our dinners have been a mix between home-cooked recipes when we have the energy, and quick and easy options (leftovers, pizza) when we’re feeling drained.
Here’s what I’ve been eating and reading this week:
I really enjoyed reading this book in the way that you get pulled in to the story and characters of good books and don’t find yourself questioning the author’s writing style or agenda. Not perfect (there were a few passages about fish in the rain and a few passages about how reading is about the reader and the words and their experience more than the author that felt a little heavy handed), but overall, quite enjoyable. It was an interesting story about flawed people that didn’t need forgiveness or resolution to flush out the full story. Not everything wrapped up tidily, but that didn’t make it less satisfying. I read an interview with the author after finishing the book where Fuller states “I don’t want to hear that much from Gil [the father/author character]. He’s talking too much.” I appreciated this thought and edit on Fuller’s part because I was aware while reading Swimming Lessons that it would be much more of a bore of a book if we heard from the male lead rather than his wife and daughter.
Here’s what we cooked this week (in case you need inspiration):
Sunday: Steak tips, egg noodles, broccoli
Monday: Chicken enchiladas with peppers, onion, and avocado
Tuesday: Grilled cheese & tomato soup
Wednesday: Tofu-peanut pasta
Thursday: Cheddar-broccoli quiche
Friday: Leftover pasta
Saturday: Ordered pizza