On a cold, gloomy Monday morning it is always best to start the day with something fresh from the oven. Today, I used an overripe banana to make a boxed banana bread mix more flavorful. The candle on my kitchen counter is lit this morning and I am chasing the gloom away with coffee in my favorite mug and a warm slice of banana bread with butter.
The cold weather was the story of our tailgate this weekend, but we didn't let it keep us from having a great day. We still got there early, put up our tents in case it rained and had a great time, even though a little chilly. As you can see, I was bundled up in my winter coat, gloves and wrapped in a stadium blanket to stay warm. We had chili on a camp stove, keeping it hot and one of our friends was making made to order grilled cheese sandwiches. During the game that evening there was a misty rain falling to add to the dreariness, but we stayed warm cheering for an MSU win over Nebraska. When you have season tickets you prepare for the elements and don't let a little cold and rain stop your fun :-)
Last week, my friends and I got together to finish watching the first half of the Outlander season. We were only going to watch two episodes, but were so enthralled, we decided to watch the final three. As I have mentioned before, I am a big fan of the Outlander book series and as often the case with any adaptation, you wonder if it can bring the book to life, accurately. The television series has far exceeded my expectations and the actors have become the characters in the book, with inspired acting. The script has stayed very true to the book and if scenes are added, the story quickly makes its way back, even using the beautiful dialogue spoken in the book, in many places. The wedding episode couldn't have been more perfect.