Giving back Whether you donate a winter coat - canned goods - or your time, try to remember those who are less fortunate this season. Namely, the folks who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Overwhelmed or don't know where to begin? Here's a good place to start.
Falling back Watching the sun go down at 4pm is kind of depressing - but I can't complain about the 6am sunrise. Maybe this time change will be the kick-start I need to resume my early morning workouts...
Rock the Vote If you're a US citizen who's 18 years and older, get out there and vote today! Can you believe that, at this time tomorrow, we'll know who the next President of the United States is?
Red wine-weather I hate white wine. It's sour and pungent and stings my throat on the way down. Plus, many of the people I know who drink it drive me NUTS. That's why my wine of choice is a full-bodied cabernet. And there's not a better month to kick off being a "red wine whore" than November.
Ice skating This is one of my favorite leisure sports to enjoy during the colder months. And, finally, the rinks are open!
Starbucks' red holiday cups I don't know, there's just something about this particular cup series that make me happy.
The perfect excuse to make roasted root vegetables...or Brussels sprouts Actually, it's the perfect excuse to make *anything* roasted, for that matter.
Here's a super easy recipe that'll serve 2-3:
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- 1 lb. fresh Brussels sprouts, washed and halved
- 3 tablespoons good olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper
- Method: Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with foil. Toss all ingredients together, and season liberally with salt & pepper. Disperse sprouts evenly on to cookie sheet and bake for 40 minutes. Enjoy!
The return of 'pop-up' holiday markets From November 16th through December 24th, enjoy the holiday markets at Union Square, Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park, Columbus Circle, etc.!
Asia I followed him to Hong Kong, and now I'm going to visit him in Singapore. My cousin, Eric, landed a great gig, so my sister and I are headed that way in about a week and a half. Then, the three of us will journey to Thailand, before my sister and I finish our trip in Hong Kong. I'm really looking forward to getting away for an extended amount of time...and eating my weight in dumplings!
Thanksgiving While I won't be state side for my favorite holiday this year, I will make sure to give thanks for everything and everyone in my life. And I hope that you will do the same!
What else is going on/kicking off this month?
Until we eat again,
The Lunch Belle