Sunday, May 23, 2010

Weekly Recipes #21 - Heather

Vegetable Soup with Parmesan Toasts

Spiced Chicken with Couscous Salad

Creamy fettuccine with leeks, corn, and arugula

Grilled Steak, Mushroom, and Green Bean Salad

This recipe is kind of a throw in whatever you like kind of thing. Brown Rice Pasta...i used the long tube shaped pastaVegetables...i used green beans, snap peas, broccoli, zucchini, red bell pepper ( use whatever you like or have)****put some olive oil, garlic, and a little water in a wok and bring to a boil to get steam...toss in broccoli, green beans, and zucchini and steam for 1-3 minutes...then add snap peas and bell pepper and steam for 1-2 minutes...remove from heat, splash with cool water and serve over pasta...I like the veggies really crisp and not wilted...cook to your liking.toss together pasta, veggies, and feta cheese I've made this a couple of times lately...its a quick, easy, light meal and is yummy!!

Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire (Hunger Games, #2) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Loved this more than the first book, Hunger Games. I won't spoil it for you. Just read Hunger Games, read Catching Fire, and hopefully when MockingJay comes out, reading it will be equally great.

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An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination - Elizabeth McCracken

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir by Elizabeth McCracken

My rating: 1 of 5 stars
I officially picked the worst bookgroup book ever. Had no idea it was about a stillborn child and the mother's year of suffering. Not well written, not interesting, don't care.....

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Entertaining mystery set in Sweden. It was fun reading about a variety of characters and the detective work was interesting. Can't wait to get the sequel.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Blue Sword - Robin McKinley

The Blue Sword The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This Newberry Award winner had me from the first word. Fantasy meets Jane Austen. Orphan young woman from the Homeland (seems like England) is sent to live with her brother in a place that seems like India. She is kidnapped by a local King and then the fun begins.

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Sunday, May 09, 2010