Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! When Jenn at the Picky Girl first announced her New Year’s Eve Readathon, I didn’t expect to be able to join in for more than a couple of hours. I was going to be working during the day, and New Year’s Eve or not, I can rarely stay up until midnight these days without suffering greatly the next day.
But as it turns out, my office closed for today, and I’ve done the various chores and errands I needed to take care of this weekend, and I have nothing but free time today to read.
My plan for the day is to finish The Fortune of War, the sixth of the Aubrey/Maturin novels by Patrick O’Brian. When/if I finish that, I’ll turn to The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett, which Jenny and I are reading along with Annabel. Following Jenn’s suggestion to keep it laid back, I’m not going to take time to post updates here throughout the day. Instead, I’ll be sharing on Twitter (hashtag #nyereadathon). I’ll take some breaks during the day for blog reading, exercise, and snacking (which will include making a winter squash gallete that I’m super excited to try). But the focus of the day will be reading in the new year. Come join us?
Edited to add: Just finished baking my winter squash galette. It looks and smells yummy, but I’m supposed to let it cool for a bit. The crust started to lose its structural integrity on one side, but it held together.
The recipe is from Mark Bitmann’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, and it was pretty easy. But the verdict will be in the tasting!
And the galette, with a dollop of sour cream on the side, was tasty indeed. Just a spaghetti squash, tomato paste, onion, garlic, and red wine cooked on the stove top and then baked in a free-form crust. Yum! I’m guessing the leftovers will be just as good.