Five Little Things
Five little things I loved this week: 1. Braised Chipotle Short Ribs Without sounding too cliche, it is freezing. Not by New York or Chicago or Minnesota standards; by the way, have you seen the snowman on the park bench? Someone took advantage of the…
Five little things I loved this week:
1. Braised Chipotle Short Ribs
Without sounding too cliche, it is freezing. Not by New York or Chicago or Minnesota standards; by the way, have you seen the snowman on the park bench?
— Fargo-Moorhead (@FargoMoorhead) December 1, 2015
But for here, it’s cold, and all I want is soup and comfort food. I revisited my Braised Chipotle Short Ribs last night, serving it on a bed of pumpkin orzo, and it was just what I needed to thaw from the inside out.
I highly recommend you try it. And if you’re looking for more short rib recipes, I also have
2. Advent Calendars
My family is preparing for the Christmas season, and our children, in particular, are enjoying their advent calendars. We have a family advent calendar with mini ornaments, and each day they add a new ornament to a mini tree. What kinds of advent calendars do you like?
3. 25 days of Christmas Reading
I saw this idea on Instagram recently and wish I had started this for my children! I think it is a great idea for those winter bedtime rituals, and I love how this post includes book recommendations, too.
4. Persimmon Season
I am enamored with persimmons and looking for inspiration. I do have something coming up next week, and in the meantime, here are some ways to enjoy persimmons.
Buttermilk Pancakes with Boozy Persimmons and Mangoes from Mango & Tomato
Pear and Persimmon Galettes from SippitySup
Ginger Persimmon Scone Muffins from Love & Olive Oil
Herbed Kale Salad with Persimmon, Pomegranate and Maple-Cumin Dressing from Bojon Gourmet
Warm Farro Salad with Roasted Squash, Persimmons & Pecans from The Kitchn
Persimmon Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
We all need a reason to laugh, especially with all the sadness in the world. Sometimes you just need one person to start. I dare you not to smile!
Wishing you a weekend full of laughter, friends!