What I’m Into September 2017

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September has come and gone and, as usual, I am linking up with Leigh Kramer to talk about what I’ve been into this month. It’s been busy–I’ve been teaching a course by myself for the first time–but also good.

Reading

I got somewhat less reading done this month than usual, but I’m at 90 books for the year so far, so I should hopefully still make my goal of 100 for 2017. My best book of the month was a Leigh recommendation–Hunted by Meagan Spooner, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I will read any fairy tale retelling, and this one was really good. As usual, you can see the books I’ve read so far this year here.

Watching

Our regular shows are starting to air again, which is super exciting! My favourite so far is The Good Place, though I await the new season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend with bated breath. We also went to a premiere party for the new Star Trek (more my husband’s thing than mine, but promising-looking so far) and, since I can’t pass up a themed food opportunity, I made these Star Trek cookie bars.

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Cooking

This has been a month of getting to use kitchen gear for the first time. We had a board game party, and I was able to use both my mini cupcake stand and my cookie shot glass mold.

I even busted out my ravioli mold and my pasta roller and made these butternut squash and goat cheese ravioli. They took 4 hours but were totally worth it. The picture doesn’t do them justice (and the sourdough breadcrumbs were so good it took all my self-restraint not to eat them all while I was making everything else.)

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Perhaps most satisfyingly of all, I was finally able to bust out my commemorative Martin Luther cookie cutter, which I expect to get even more use out of in October.

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As usual, you can see all my favourite recipes of the month on my monthly What I’m Into Pinterest Board.

IRL

As I mentioned, I’m teaching this term and really enjoying the opportunity. The students are interested and engaged, which is always a pleasure.

I also made it to a day of the Global Reformations conference in Toronto, which was a lot of fun (especially because I didn’t have to write my own paper). I need to find more early modern art historians to follow on social media, I think.

I was also able to make a whirlwind trip to New Brunswick to celebrate a dear friend’s wedding this month, which was just delightful, and I’m looking forward to travelling to Saskatoon in a few days for another friend’s wedding.

That’s it for me for the month. You can find more link-up contributions over on Leigh’s blog.