Sunday Stories

Now that holidays are "officially" upon us, I am totally immersed in holiday reading.  

On our recent visit to London, we found ourselves fascinated by the ceramic "Blue Plaques" that adorn houses where famous (and infamous) people lived.  The New York Times recently had an article discussing the history of these plaques.  As one who is obsessed with "A Christmas Carol" in all forms, what better way to celebrate the holiday season than a stop by Dickens' house? 

Photo from The New York Times.

Photo from The New York Times.

Last week, I was getting ready to make pumpkin bread - with all of the ingredients staged around the kitchen counter - when this recipe for Soft Pumpkin Cookies popped up on Lovely Little Kitchen's Instagram.  Decisions, decisions.  I made the pumpkin bread - essential to our Thanksgiving dinner - but these are on next weekend's agenda.

Can't wait to see the new permanent installation on NYC history "New York at Its Core" at the Museum of the City of New York.  This museum is only about a 15-minute walk from our apartment, but we don't get there nearly as often as I would like. 

If you still have leftover stuffing. Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy and more, layer them up into The Kitchn's recipe for Leftover Thanksgiving Lasagna.  Our leftovers consist mostly of turkey and cranberry sauce (mmm...sandwiches), but if you try this, let me know what you think.

I am so addicted to Apartment Therapy's House Tours.  I can't pull up the site without spending at least half an hour scrolling through, especially any and all apartments and flats in New York, London and Paris.

Finally, this weekend, the New York Times published their list of the 100 most notable books of 2016.  How many have you read? 

Have a lovely - and festive - week!