Weekend getaways are really underrated. Getting away for even one night is sometimes all you need to feel recharged. I spent this past weekend in Old Orchard Beach with two girlfriends and it was the perfect mix of relaxation and fun. Today I’m left with a bad case of the Mondays but thankfully, it’s a short week! I’m kicking off my 4th of July weekend a little early with a quick trip to New Jersey on Wednesday for a wedding. Then it’s back up to Boston to hopefully celebrate America’s birthday right – burgers, beers and beachin’.
It seems the holidays are finally upon us. The decorations are going up, the mall parking lots are crazed, it’s unbearably cold and there’s that special je ne sais quoi in the air. I’m off to Dublin and although Ireland isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think Thanksgiving or Hanukkah, it’s alright because I’ll be with my family and that’s what the holidays are about, amiright? In the meantime, here are some links I found interesting to peruse while you’re cozied up next to the fire after consuming far too much turkey, stuffing and wine.
No Bean Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili: It’s officially chili making season. I made my first batch last weekend. I like this spin on traditional chili with sweet potatoes and no beans. So many great chili recipes use a crock pot, think that might need to be a late addition to my holiday wish list.