November 9, 2011

8 Things Wednesday

I'm sorry to say that I have no new recipe today. :(

But! Before you go away, I have a cooking failure to share and 8 random things about me (I couldn't think of 10!). That's more fun than a new recipe, right? I know you're dying to learn more about me!

First, my story- last night, I wanted to make something new. My own spin on bruschetta chicken. I didn't have fresh tomatoes so I used a can. I didn't want to grill my chicken so I breaded it and popped it in the oven. I seasoned the canned tomatoes with basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Then I decided it was going to be served on top of a bed of lettuce.

Worst. dinner. ever.

Sigh. So sad. It was not a happy night in the This Woman Cooks! household. However, I did make something really good last night to make up for it (to the hubby and to myself). I hope to share that with you soon!

Moving on...

1. I'm super duper excited this year about Christmas. I don't know why. I'm not asking/getting anything special. I tried really hard to enjoy Halloween and I'm trying to look forward to Thanksgiving... but I really want to skip November all together!

This may or may not already be playing in my car...

2. The hubby and I were ninja turtles for Halloween. I wore my costume to school (over my jeans and long sleeved shirt!) and the kids loved it.

3. When I was in Miami recently, my best friend got married. She asked me to be her matron of honor. :)

4. I just finished reading the sweetest book, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Despite being an English major and teacher, I haven't read very many of the classics. Which would you recommend?

5. When the hubby is finally a rich doctor, I'd like this entryway please.

6. ...and this kitchen.

7. I'm obsessed with dresses lately.

8. Have you seen this show?

Normally, I don't like scary anything. I can't watch scary movies without covering my eyes for 98% of it. Yet I'm engrossed with this show.

What are you loving lately?


  1. This was a fun post! I've never read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn but I've been wanting to!

  2. I'm right there with you on the entrance and kitchen!

  3. Oh noooo! That dinner sounds so delicious in theory...I'm so sad that it didn't work out! (Haha, clearly I feel very strongly about bruschetta as well.)

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is one of my favorites! Have you ever read The End of the Affair (Graham Greene)? I was an English major too, and I work in publishing--I could go on and on about books all day!!

  4. I didn't know you were a teacher! I <3 teachers. I actually just bought that dress at H&M in a light pink/peach color. It's tres cute. It also comes in black, but they didn't have my size...

  5. Everyone has a bad recipe day (or in my case more than a couple lately)...

    Love the idea of the 8 things post. Things I'm loving lately (besides shoes and anything from WS), I have to say I am obsessed with the shows "Once Upon A Time" and "Revenge". Don't even get me started on the fashion in those shows... sooo good!

  6. I read A Tree Grows In Brooklyn in high school and it has always been one of my favorites. I need to read it again.

  7. Aww kitchen fails are sad moments. I forgot milk in gingerbread muffin batter this morning. I feel that!

    I'm loving the Soap and Paper Factory's little perfume balms. They're great for running out of the house for spontaneous meet-ups with friends. Baby smells- gone.


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