Seven Links for Sunday
1) Canine Hope for Diabetics held a graduation ceremony for Sherlock and three other diabetic alert dogs at the end of October. There was cake, a certificate and lots of pictures. I made this video of Sherlock to share with everyone at the graduation! Hope you enjoy it!
2) It’s soup weather. Well, it should be. It was 90 degrees here in Southern California on Thanksgiving! None the less, this is my absolute favorite crockpot chicken wild rice soup. It’s dangerously delicious. As an added bonus, if you have any leftover turkey, use that instead of chicken breast! Just shred it and throw it in at the end with the roux.
3) When I was ten years old, I made my first batch of cinnamon rolls. I bought the cookbook Breaking Bread with Father Dominic when I was in high school. Still have it. So, for Thanksgiving bread is my job. This year I made brioche. Six eggs and half a pound of butter with a bit of yeast and flour morphs into magic. This recipe from kitchn is easy to follow and has lots of photos. Trust me, homemade bread is worth the effort.
4) I love Christmas lights! But, I’m not very good at putting them up. I struggle with the staple gun. So, this year I decided to try a Christmas Lights Projector!! It’s very easy to set up and the graphics are beautiful!
5) The LA Times created a podcast, Dirty John. It’s six hours long and I could not stop listening to it! You can read more about it in this article, and see pictures of John. (He’s actually quite good looking! I can see why Debra fell in love with him. When I listened to the podcast I kept thinking, she’s crazy!! He’s so obviously a psychopath.)
6) Have you heard of Liane Moriarty? She wrote the book, Big Little Lies, which was turned into an HBO series. I’ve read a number of her books, and highly recommend her most recent, Truly, Madly, Guilty. There’s an incident at a BBQ, which I will not reveal here, but it changes all of the characters. I couldn’t put it down.
7) Finally, are you looking for some new Christmas music to add to your playlist? Then check out Lindsey Stirling’s new album, Let it Snow. She’s an American violinist, but an exciting one. More electronic dance than symphony hall. My favorite song on the album is Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy, and a close second is Carol of the Bells.
Wishing all of you the most amazing holiday season! I’m looking forward to crisp winter mornings and bringing home my new puppy. Less than a month to go!