Hooray for a new Currently link up! Here’s what I’m currently up to!
Doing: Visiting new friends in beautiful Thomasville, Georgia! I met some ladies at the #READSavannah event back in September, and two of them live in Thomasville. I had been here once before and discovered a delightful downtown area with loads of unique shops and some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. (I’m looking at you, Jonah’s Fish and Grits!) I’m here now to invest in these fledgling friendships and to eat more great food! What a joy it’s been! I’ve truly enjoyed getting to know Julie and Mary Jane better.
BONUS: I was also able to meet up with Susie, a “virtual” friend of mine I met on the GYPO Style Challenges. It was our first time to meet in real life! Talk about a blessing! Oh my! So this friendship, too, has taken great leaps forward this weekend. I thank God for prompting me to come and spend time with these ladies!
Enjoying: Eating my way through Thomasville! I had lunch yesterday at Savannah Moon Bakery & Cafe; monster grilled cheese and tomato bisque! Dinner last night was at Jonah’s. The hush puppies were JUST as amazing as I remembered! I nearly wept over them the first time I had them. For real. Last night I chose (along with hush puppies) grilled mahi and grits with tasso gravy and a side of collard greens. Y’all! I was one happy Michael Ann! This morning I’m blogging from Grassroots Coffee, and in a minute I’m meeting Mary Jane at the Q Cafe for breakfast. Lunch plans are to be determined. I’m not ruling out a return trip to Jonah’s!
Cooking: I tried a new pressure cooker recipe for Chicken Cacciatore last week, and it was a hit! I used this recipe as a starting point and added a couple of cloves of garlic, a tablespoon or so of capers, and about 1/4 cup (maybe less) white wine. I used chicken thighs and cooked the whole thing for 15 minutes as the recipe said, then served it over brown rice (cooked in my second pressure cooker).
Wrapping: I’d love to say I’m wrapping up my Christmas shopping, but I’m just getting started! Thomasville offers some amazing shopping! Did I mention that already?
Playing: Christmas music. Lots of it! Jordan Smith’s album is still a frequent flier, and I just located my Christmas in Velvet album. That was my favorite album when I was growing up (back when it really was a physical LP album!), and I still love it.
So, what are YOU currently doing, enjoying, cooking, wrapping, and playing?!? DO tell in the comment section below!