One Great–But Very Bad–Drink Suggestion, and One Legitimately Great Drink Suggestion

I love that The Pool recommends a French 75 as a brunch drink. Personally, I love a French 75–but drinking one always makes me feel like I’ve been punched in the face. So good luck to you, lady, if you dare try this.

I’m wildly late making a holiday drink suggestion, but I fucking love this Smoky Sage Punch from Serious Eats. I might possibly know from experience that you can consume several of these before you start to feel a little punched, as it were.

‘Tis the Season for Recipes

Here are two things I’d like to try making:

  1. Mushroom Toad in the Hole with Onion Gravy;
  2. This simple-but-divine lasagna (actually I want the whole cookbook, even though I think cookbooks are sort of over).

Here are two recipes I’ve made before, and can vouch for:

  1. These Chantilly Potatoes with Parmesan Crust are just fucking bonkers good. Mashed potatoes turned up to 11. Zero regrets; planning to make these again this year.
  2. My sister-in-law E and I made these Eggnog Cups last year. The end results delicious, and it’s a great recipe to work on as a duo.


Holiday Nails

Last week I saw the Essie 2016 Winter Collection in this gift guide and was instantly OMG GIMME GIMME GIMME. I had to go to two different Shopperses (Kingsgate Mall: no; Main Street @ 17th: yes) but it was worth the extra few blocks’ walk.

They’re all great shades, but for the sake of my poor wallet and over-flowing bin of nail products, I limited myself to “Oh Behave.” In the bottle it looks like a cool-toned dusty Grandma pink shot through with a little bit of gold shimmer, but on my nails it looks much more orange and warm.

So while I do wish it were a bit more pink and a bit cooler, I’m nevertheless loving it. It’s very divorcee-on-a-tropical-island to me, and not at all Christmassy–so perfect nails for celebrating a very merry Atheistspinstermas! I’m going to keep this shade on for the next couple weeks.