A little bit about some tv shows and a mention of a new cookbook are where my thoughts are this morning. I have been catching up on two of my favorite shows via on demand and am really enjoying the plot twists in both.
Grey's Anatomy is in its eleventh season and still has people talking. If you haven't seen the last two episodes you might want to stop reading before I talk about the latest plot twist. In fact, I was unable to avoid finding out about Derek's death before watching, since it was all over the Internet. I still can't believe he is gone and the Meredith and Derek love story is no more, since it was such a central part of the show. Many were unhappy with how his death was handled in the latest episode, but I think the reactions were perfect, especially Meredith's. It was just like her to run away and spend time alone, thinking about the past and how his death, comes full circle with her mother's. As she does this over a year, life goes on at the hospital; a wonderful juxtaposition. I can always count on the writing and the music in this show to make me cry.
The second half of the Outlander series is nearing its conclusion and each week I love it for different reasons. I love that is stays true to the book series and brings so many wonderful scenes and characters I only could imagine, to life. Even when there are deviations from the book, it makes sense and helps move the story forward. The last few episodes are ones I am dreading because of their darkness, but at the same time intrigued with how they will be handled by the writers.
I don't buy too many cookbooks any longer, but was happy to see the announcement of a new offering by The Pioneer Woman. Her best recipes are her comfort food type main dishes, so this book of dinnertime recipes should be great. I love her step by step instructions and beautiful photos, as well as the narrative for every recipe. I look forward to when this is published in the fall.