Hello my friends!
Happy Sunday. You are a gemstone and I’m so glad you’re here.
A few things happened for me this week. I’ve stuck my head in the sand when it comes to this election season. I’m done. I’m voted. Tap me on the shoulder when it’s over because I’m all full up until then. Also, what I thought was a blonde hair is actually (if I’m being damn honest with myself) a gray hair, and what I thought were bruises on my finger are likely age spots. So… that’s how I’m living… and really, all is well. All is really very good.
How are you? I mean it. Will you tell me?
Here’s some of the Internet (minus the bullcrap):
• Do you know how many elected women presidents and prime ministers there have been? I didn’t know either. Take a good 20 minutes and watch this: 50/50 Film. Let’s change the scarcity narrative.
• Six Takeaways From America’s Test Kitchen’s Lawsuit Against Christopher Kimball. I mean… I could boil it down to one takeaway: don’t be a jerk of a human. Ok? Ok.
• How Much Suffering Can You Take? That is, how much suffering can you take to complete five Ironman competitions in five days? Strong bodies + even stronger mental will.
• I really love this! Give something back + Give Something Bike 2016.
• I’m currently reading two books. First, Shakespeare Saved My Life, admittedly a hand-me-down from my Mom’s book club and I’m really enjoying it. It’s nonfiction, about a professor who teaches Shakespeare to inmates in solitary confinement. The parallels are pointed. The second book I’m reading is really important and I hope you consider adding it to your list: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative. It’s about justice and the man who has fought against unjust prison sentencing for decades. Please read.
• Interesting / not totally surprising: What’s up with the cookbook industry these days.
• Adrianna’s Cornbread Chicken + Dumplings sounds SO GOOD. Comforts galore. Now excuse me while I doodle around the Internet looking for advice on homemade vegetable and chicken stocks. (See: How To Make Vegetable Stock Without A Recipe).
• Most all of my wardrobe is now from Everlane. It’s function and style and transparency. These Heeled Oxfords have my name all over them (not literally).
• My favorite Peanut Butter Cookie is crisp and dipped in chocolate (and sprinkled with salt thaaaank you).
• Nicolas Newcomb makes my favorite mug. It’s comfortable and holds a lot of dark coffee.
• Can we use these as tiny casual wine cups? Curious.
Let’s enjoy this day!
I moved to Birmingham from Atlanta about a year ago and it’s crazy impressive but nice and laid back.
Stick with something you know, it’s certainly not how this country needs to b governed.
At least stick around long enough to see how deeply I’m rolling my eyes at you.
Wow, the 50/50 video really opened my eyes! Thank you for the positive reminder! Also, I think it’s pretty funny that both you and I read Shakespeare Saved My Life because our moms read it in their book clubs! I loved that book! And finally, unfortunately, I don’t think you can drink out of those mercury votives :( From experience, I’ve used mercury votives as vases and if there’s liquid in them, the mercury peels off…wouldn’t want to drink that!
Nice post, I really love reading your blog! Keep it up!
I am now doing well. I don’t know that I could handle 5 ironman competitions. I only just managed a half marathon this weekend.
I love cookbooks! We have so many in our house. I love pouring through them looking for inspiration. We have had some great meals around our house because of this.
I like the idea of tiny wine cups. I can never drink wine fast enough from a properly sized glass without it getting warm.
Love your hat! Where’d you get it?
It’s from a place called Defend New Orleans
Can I have a some fun busting your chops just a little? First you said, ” I’ve stuck my head in the sand when it comes to this election season. I’m done. I’m voted. Tap me on the shoulder when it’s over because I’m all full up until then.” But then your first article for us to read was this: • Do you know how many elected women presidents and prime ministers there have been? I didn’t know either. Take a good 20 minutes and watch this: 50/50 Film. Let’s change the scarcity narrative. :)
And no matter what side of the fence we all fell on, I would hope that people would not vote on a candidate just to help make history or to change the “scarcity narrative”. One day there will be a woman president, but in this case, the people weren’t ready for this particular woman to be president.
Regardless, I always look forward to “Let it be Sunday” as one of my favorite blog posts each week, so thanks for doing the work and providing interesting reading material for us!
It’s election day and I voted, I dragged myself to the polls despite absolutely no desire to do so. You might be surprised how many women have truly held power since Biblical times it is far more then you may think and it was often not pretty. I won’t vote based on sex, I vote based on ability and honesty (which made this election a absolute nightmare). My step son a US Marine is preparing for the next Iron-man competition this is his second or third time, just to show you what a crazy family I have. I still buy books of all kinds there is nothing like holding a book in your hands the riffling of pages the smell and the texture of the paper (Proof I am an old codger) I have a kindle that sits unused on my desk.Love your recipes yours is the next cookbook I’ll buy (I have about 200 dating back to the early 1900s)
Where have I been? This is the first time I’ve read the Sunday Post. I enjoyed it so much, I will never miss another. Thank you for a lift!
Hi Joy. I’m a new reader of your blog, though I have loved your recipes for ages (those cinnamon roll muffins!!).
Anyway, the main reason I am writing is I don’t think I would drink out of those divine little votive holders. Mercury glass is coated with silver and if it is cheaply done it might come off. I’m a potter myself and I make my own glazes and am extra aware of cheap stuff that I see that might leach something dangerous or at the very least something unpleasant in drink or food. I work in stoneware which is very strong and rather impervious to such things. And boy do I love mugs, potters buy others pottery!
Keep up the good work. Sounds like you are digging NOLA as much as I do when I get to visit.
Hello, just wanted to second the push to read “Just Mercy” and let you know that Stevenson is speaking tonight at West Virginia University and you can live stream the talk, which begins at 7:30 pm EST. https://livestream.com/accounts/15068377/events/6591333
Jennifer @ Recipe for Random
I’m tired from travelling to Philly for a long weekend, thanks for asking. The whole election thing is turning my anxiety up to 11. Speaking of cookbooks, I look forward to your brunch cookbook. Have a great week!
I would totally use those mercury glasses for wine glasses, if it’s ok to drink with the mercury lining. I have some small pink depression glass glasses that look almost like these, and other tiny glasses that we use more than wine glasses. They’re less easy to break too, without the stem!
Chicken and dumplings is PERFECT right now. Also – that Shakespeare book sounds amazing. I truly think literature is food for the soul.
I had a relaxing weekend at home after 2 weekends in a row travelling with a 5 month old.
I’d heard a bit about the ATK/Christopher Kimball rumble and he was never my favorite part of that show. Surprised to see the comments on the article supporting him so much.
Thanks for putting these Sunday posts together. I always look forward to them.