I can’t believe September is almost over! The Mister and I are about to hit the road after a weekend trip to Ottawa, which we’ve spent catching up with family and stuffing our faces (the two activities generally go hand-in-hand where our families are concerned).
If you follow me on Twitter, you probably know our little road trip started off pretty terribly, considering we got trapped in the worst. traffic jam. EVER. But as if to apologize for the suffering they inflicted upon us, the fates treated us to two days of blue skies, warm sunshine and gorgeous fall colours. Let’s hope they also see fit to bring us clear roads all the way home!
Before we dash off westward on the 401, here are seven things I think are worth sharing with you this week:
1. Canadian friends, have you noticed that the mushroom display at your local supermarket is looking a little pinker than usual?
The pale pink packaging is part of the fourth annual Mushrooms Go PINK campaign, which kicked off earlier this week. For every pound of mushrooms sold in a pink package during the campaign, the Canadian mushrooms farmers will make a contribution to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.
I’m thrilled to have contributed a recipe to help promote this year’s campaign, along with six other super-talented Canadian bloggers. Head on over to the Mushrooms Go PINK site to check out all seven delicious recipes, learn more about the campaign, and enter to win a Paderno cookware set.
2. #Stop putting #hashtags on #everything. #noreally #dontyourealisehowdumbitsounds #stopthemadness #please.
3. This post about a pot of beans from Autumn Makes and Does is perfectly delightful, and makes me wish I had a favourite pot with a colourful backstory. Seriously… if you don’t follow her blog, you’re totally missing out.
4. Early fall means Brussels sprouts are popping up everywhere in the blogosphere. I’m dying to make this gorgeous Pasta with Caramelized Brussels Sprouts, Bacon and Feta from Dinner with Julie.
Unfortunately, the Mister won’t touch Brussels sprouts with a ten-foot pole, which means I have to wait until he’s got dinner plans so that I can make it for myself. I’m not gonna lie… I might eat the whole pot on my own. (Yes, that’s right. Ima binge on Brussels sprouts. I’m hardcore like that.)
5. That said, I also really, really, really want to make this awesome-looking Autumn Skillet Pizza from The Gouda Life, which she’s topped with potatoes, Brussels sprouts, apples and sausage. I can eat two carb-laden Brussels sprout dishes in one sitting, right? Someone help me justify this, please!
6. I like ramen. I like beards. I even guys with beards who eat ramen. (Just ask The Mister.)
But eating ramen from a bowl made of your own beard? Ewwwwwwwww.