Recipes I have made in the past week that you should make too:
Warm Potato Salad with Goat Cheese
It's fairly simple, and it was very tasty. I used the buttermilk and oil combo instead of just straight oil and I think I probably prefer it that way. We thought that it might not be as good the next day, but I think I liked it even better (I nuked mine in the microwave for just a little while to take the chill off). I liked this salad so much that I ended up making more after we ran out of the first batch.
I'm hesitant to try any recipe that isn't from Cook's Illustrated (I'm a recipe snob, I guess), but I really liked the idea of a lasagna using eggplant instead of noodles. This is definitely a start early in the afternoon sort of endeavor. The sauce takes an hour to simmer, but you end up with leftovers (and it tastes pretty good) so I think it's worth it. I managed to prep everything else while the sauce was simmering so the whole thing came together pretty easily. I served it with a simple spinach salad (baby spinach leaves, red onion, cherry tomatoes, a little bit of feta, and a homemade vinaigrette) and it was actually really good. I was pretty impressed! Definitely a keeper. Also, this was the first installment of "Sunday Night Dinner", which we've been trying to implement with S&C. We're going to take turns cooking dinner for each other every Sunday. Though I think after last night, there should be a new rule: "the couple who doesn't cook gets to bring dessert". We'll have to start that one next Sunday.
It's probably obvious, but I'm not participating in NaBloPoMo this year. I'm feeling a bit uninspired blog-wise right now and I just don't think I have it in me. However, I am all over NoBloShoeMo. My set so far is over here. I'm planning on trying to vary the daily shoes (and also not buy any) during the month. We'll see how that goes (I've already trolled eBay for some Camper boots this morning - outlook not good).
And one last thing...please, please, PLEASE go vote tomorrow. Please? I sent in my absentee ballot weeks ago, now I just have to find the "I voted" sticker that came with it so I can wear it tomorrow.