The Weekend Edit: February 26, 2021
Hi, friends! We currently have no weekend plans at our house, but we have made a rule that we need to leave the house as family for at least 30 minutes each weekend. We’re trying to come out of our Covid hibernation.
Here are some links from around the web that I enjoyed this week 🙂
Recipe of the Week:
Crispy Parmesan Chicken: Damn delicious! Our recipe card calls for carrots instead of green beans and my 4-year-old asked for seconds of the carrots the last two times we’ve eaten this. Some tips: I don’t have any garlic herb butter, so I just shook a bunch of Italian seasoning into the melted butter and it tasted great. I’m sure adding garlic would kick it up a notch. I also don’t ever have real lemons, so I used lemon extract in place of the lemon zest and bottled lemon juice instead of fresh squeezed.
Interesting Links from Around the Web:
The Battle Over Jane Austen’s Whiteness: When a pineapple isn’t just a pineapple
This Is How Reading Rewires Your Brain, According to Neuroscience: New slogan: “Reading. It does a brain good.”
The Most Likely Timeline for Life to Return to Normal: Things are looking up!
How I Stopped Sabotaging My Writing Goals: Confessions of a Late Bloomer: “What I know today is that I no longer fear rejection and failure as much as I fear the regret of sitting on the sidelines.”
Get Numb Before You Get Good: Really good advice on how to start something new as an adult.
Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk From Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead): I hate small talk. I am also not good at it. Somehow I don’t think I can use these questions with the grocery store checker as she scans my bag of carrots and boxes of Cheerios, which is unfortunate.
The pleasure trap: Douglas Lisle at TEDxFremont: “Why does the great male shrike kill bugs and poke them on thorns? Why is it so hard for humans to make the right choices? Douglas Lisle shows us how the answers are related.”
A Kind Father Who Grew Up Without a Dad Offers Practical Advice for Performing Daily Tasks: “My goal in life was to raise good adults — not good children but good adults — because I had a fractured childhood. … I want [the video series] to be about everyday tasks, but I also would like to pass along some of the wisdom I’ve learned along the way to encourage people…”
In Case You Missed This Week’s Blog Post:
Have a great weekend, everyone!