Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Little Randomness Never Hurt Anyone

The school year is into full swing, an exciting hum in every hallway. The trees are well on their way to skinny little shadows of their former selves. We saw a gaggle of awkward teenagers in Target the other night, stampeding their way towards somewhere, looking for something, in some kind of hurry. The boys in reluctant suits, the girls, spaghetti strapped gowns, open toed shoes, no coats, the total Michigan fall inappropriate dress of Homecoming.

So in honor of fall, HB Presents: Top Autumn Picks!

1.) Trader Joe's Maple Leaf Cookies
Just like a double stuffed Oreo, only it's not double stuffed, it's TRIPPLE stuffed, AND it's not an Oreo. Oh no my friends, Trader Joe's Maple Leaf Cookies are way way better than Oreos. No artificial colors or flavors, no preservatives, these babies combine two buttery vanilla, leaf shaped cookies, and one giant dollop of creamy maple filling. Think Oreo middles that taste like fall. The best part, they're so rich and satisfying, you only need one! (This way, I can still fit into my homecoming dress.)

2.) Anthropologie's Daylily Bangel in purple
The above example does not do this bracelet credit. They call it a Daylily, but I call it your own little slice of wrist Om. It looks like a lotus flower to me, especially in pink. (But I like the purple/green combo better.) Bright, fun, and oh so three dimensional, this resin bauble is just what you need to remind yourself during those long winters, that there are indeed flowers underneath all that snow.

3.) The Smiths- There is a Light That Never Goes Out
All of the ooey gooey, melodramatic goodness that you loved in middle school, only more depressing. Because, misery loves company and Michigan winters are long!

4.) The Snail and the Cyclops's post on The Mary Frances Cookbook

If the half-smiling boiler pan and the smirking coffee pot don't put your over the cuteness edge, then the line perfect measuring spoons will. In fact, all of The Snail and the Cyclops is a great Autumn read. Bon Appetite!

5.) White Cheese Chicken Lasagna- only without the chicken, plus a bunch of mushrooms and no spinach. So really, White Cheese and Mushroom Lasagna.
Hi. Want to shine as a superstar at your next potluck? Have of kid who's suspicious of any food that's other than beige? Then step right up. So, SO good. A real crowd pleaser and simple to make.

6.) Ruth Reichl's
- Not Becoming My Mother: and Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way

Do you want to understand your mother better? This beautiful memoir of Reichl's mother's life, teaches us about empathy and re-thinking perspective. A super quick read, it'll leave you tearing up and forgiving your Mother for all those years of flank steak all at the same time.

7.) Goldie made me do it: Noah and the Whale- The First Days of Spring

The word on the street is that Goldie- RT: detroitster @HowBourgeois @golds78 goldy is like a young richard-joseph-Gordon Gere-levitt-(Tom)-jones

1 comment:

Judy said...

LOVE the lasagna...makes me hungry even when I'm full! And those cookies ROCK.