: John C. Calhoun by Irving H. Bartlett...going for all three: Clay, Calhoun, and Webster this fall, someone has to do it, and since you didn't want to, I guess it will be me.
LISTENING TO: Strauss' opera Ariadne auf Naxos (Opens the season here first week in October)
COOKING THROUGH: Le Cordon Bleu at Home (Le Cordon Bleu School of Cooking), this week's assignment is Pets de Nonnes (Choux Pastry Fritters with Apricot Sauce) on pages 130-131; Baking: From My Home to Yours (Dorie Greenspan), this week's recipe is Cottage Cheese Pufflets on pages 148-149; The Bread Baker's Apprentice (Peter Reinhart), this week's recipe is Cornbread on page 150-153; The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking (Marcella Hazan), this week's recipe is Pork Loin Braised in Milk Bolognese Style on page 417; Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Julia Child), something from the menu Le Central is serving in honor of Julia Child; The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger, this week's recipe is Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, page 95. You can cook/bake along, too!
FAV NEW FIND: Top Chef TV show, now if I can just remember when it's on so I can watch it regularly.
FAV THING TODAY: Having a new stack of library books!
GOING TO: Football game, choir retreat, swimming, fall cleaning, baking, whatever else comes up.
PRAYING FOR: All the college freshman living away from home for the first time, that they may have a successful and safe year, please join me.