Not much to do at this time of year except wait for the Patriots to go to Houston and try to keep from going stir crazy . A few items of note for the month of January…
If you haven’t watched PBS’s “Sherlock” this year, what are you waiting for? As my aunt would say..”it got dark”. Yes siree, dark it is. Some truly heartbreaking performances this season. But there are some fun aspects of it also. Although broadcast is finished, you can stream on PBS.org or probably find on netflix. If you haven’t watched previous seasons, time for a binge!
Only one episode in and already addicted to the new series from PBS about the young Queen Victoria. PBS clearly knows that there is a void in our lives left by the culmination of Downton Abbey, so they are loading us up. Sorry to say the evil villain is named “Conroy”….where were his people from? Not Rosmuc, that’s for sure!
Mercy Street is also back for season II on January 22.
Once upon a time I thought pre washed and bagged salad was the best thing for busy cooks since the spoon, however the rise of cauliflower as a carb substitute and NOW that you can buy it pre chopped…Well, shut my mouth as they say! In your grocers produce section along with pre cleaned beans and aforementioned salads. Over the weekend, I spun this for a few seconds in the Cuisinart and then boiled it in salted water like pasta. At the end a couple of tablespoons of instant polenta, and some butter and shredded cheese. All the goodness of polenta without all the carbs!
Those of you who know me, also know that I gave up pretty much all dairy and definitely all milk once I got out of being in a unit every day and took my act on the road. I always felt like “Bloaty”, the 8th dwarf that no one talked about. And I used to love that 8th continent milk brand and then when that went away, I used to buy the Costco Organic milk. So this Fairlife stuff comes along and I think, “well, I’ll give it a try”, just to make sure I’m not missing anything. Let me tell you, it’s delicious! The chocolate tastes like a frappe as we say in Boston. Rich and thick, not watered down tasting. I keep it in the house for a little midday treat or sometimes for dessert after dinner. Also delish with a little Bailey’s liqeur mixed in…on the rocks!
Hands down the best lotion I have ever used in my young life.Not sure if its new or old, but Eucerin Skin Calming lotion for dry skin is keeping me from clawing my skin off this winter. The Hubs found it for me. Don’t worry, the menthol doesn’t make it smell medicinal. You can get it in 3 bottle packages from Amazon. LOVE IT!
And I know that I rep for this beautiful women and her line of extraordinary and luxurious accessories, but India Hicks also sells a small line of scent and beauty and her Extraordinary Oil is my new go to fave morning and nite for moisture and illumination. Honestly, I wear it under my sunscreen. It’s delicious, with a fabulous light scent.Get it here!