Lately I’ve been missing all my kitchen implements from the U.S. (our furnished apartment in Nairobi is not so well furnished in the kitchen department). As a result, I’ve been checking out recipes to make when we go back to the U.S. in November. Here’s the weekly round-up, with links for cooks, trailing spouses, and other wonderful people.
Pizza & Beyond! 15 Recipes for Pizza, Flatbread and More- Pizza is my favorite food, and I’ve been craving it while we’ve been in Nairobi. (You can get pizza here, it’s just not that good.) These 15 recipes have me drooling, and ready to whip out my pizza stone when I get back to the U.S.
10 Surprising Foods You Can Make in a Slow Cooker- Did I mention that I can’t wait to get back to the U.S. and cook delicious food again? We have an under-utilized slow cooker in Atlanta, and I’m intent on busting it out and trying some of these recipes when we get home. Fall is the perfect time for slow cooker meals, right? The one I’m most looking forward to: brownies in the slow cooker. I’m drooling again.
How to Measure Career Success- I really enjoyed reading this interview with Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen. My favorite point is Christensen’s assertion that we need to think very carefully about how we measure our lives. He believes that many people are most fulfilled by their deep relationships with family and friends, and that these relationships should be a priority for many of us. It’s a refreshing thing to hear from a business professor.
How to Get a Book Published- I’ve been trudging along, trying to finish a first draft of a novel, and this hilarious infographic really summarizes my writing/procrastination process. If you’ve ever dreamed of writing a book (or you’re writing one now), you’ll want to check this out.
Mom Goes On Strike And Household Falls Apart- This is a really interesting article about a mom who stops cleaning up after her kids. It takes them days to notice that the house is an utter disaster, and even longer to lift a finger to help out. I was intrigued by this article– it made me wonder if I was ever helpful as a child, or if I only helped out around the house when my mom made direct requests.
Photo By: Rusty Clark