This is the start of a new series of posts about free time. I usually have a proper weekend with two days off from work, but about once a month my schedule changes and I usually get one day off and two half-days here and there. So called “free time” when I’m off from work is often packed with chores and projects, but I love a little lazy time for relaxation and perusing personal interests. In this series I will explore my current lazy time loves and likely a few overly ambitious goals as if I had all the lazy time in the world.
Reading: My husband recently picked me up a copy of Tequila Mockingbird by Tim Federle. This book was published in 2013, so I’m a little behind, but it’s a really fun read and it combines several of my interests: cocktails and puns. This is a cocktail recipe book with a twist. Each drink name has a literary inspiration, like “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margarita,” “Romeo and Julep,” and “Gin Eyre.” It’s a really fun read, with cute illustrations, and short quips about the book and cocktail inspiration.
Garden: I feel like I may be a little late, but I’d like to get some peas planted in one raised bed, and make a better plan for my herb garden in the other. What herbs do you plant? I have mint, sage, chives, and oregano that usually survive the winter. I always like to plant a lot of basil, and usually some rosemary.
Cooking: Dutch Baby for Saturday breakfast, testing some recipe components to make updated Minnesota funeral sandwiches, and perhaps an upside down apple gingerbread cake. Yum!
Watching: Mind of a Chef. I’ve been watching this series on Netflix and just started Season 3. So far, Sean Brock’s season has been my favorite, but April Bloomfield also had some really inspiring recipes that I want to try out soon.
How about you?