Recipe + Review: Behind Her Eyes + Braised Thai Curry Chicken Recipe!

Welcome back to the table readers and happy Friday! Today I'm bringing y'all a review for Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough along with a recipe for a braised chicken Thai curry. A few recipes ago I featured a lightened up Indian curry that we love in our house and this one is another family favorite! It makes great left overs and it's a super easy one-pan dish to whip up that takes little prep work and kind of just does it's own thing so it's perfect for a weeknight meal. This book was suggested to me by a friend of mine while we were discussing bat-shit crazy endings to books and she mentioned this one as being the cream of the crop for surprise twists so it took no time at all for me to hop on this gravy train and get my hands on a copy!

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Thoughtful Thursday’s: The Binge Watch!

Happy almost Friday readers! I know *most* of my content is either book or cooking related but a few months ago I did a cheesy Christmas movie post and it was super fun. I thought I'd change things up a little bit today and give y'all something you haven't asked for - great TV shows to binge watch! With the weekend looming and spring cleaning in full swing, what's a better way to get all that laundry out of the way than to pop on a great binge-watchable TV show and mow through those chores.

First things first, I'm not going to go over some of the all-time best, and well known shows that generally, the entire world and their moms have seen. So, no The Office, Parks and Recreation or Game of Thrones will be found on this list. While all of these are fan-freakin'-tastic shows, they're also some of the most popular shows and you've likely either already seen them, or decided you wont watch them (but I highly suggest giving them all a real shot)! I've got another Recipe and a Read post coming at y'all tomorrow so keep an eye out!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Thought You’d Hate, but Ended Up Loving!

I swear that the week after a vacation is the slowest dang thing that has ever existed. I need to start making sure that when I go on vacation it bleeds into two separate weeks so I can prolong the amount of time it takes me to have to complete a full week of work. This has been bruuuutal y'all. However, it's always nice to get back into a routine and I've been doing a bunch of reading so I'm not too upset about it. As I mentioned earlier this week I'm making a Thai Curry dish to pair with my Behind Her Eyes review which I'll be posting on Friday, so keep an eye out! For today, I wanted to participate in Top 5 Wednesday!

Top 5 Wednesday, like all the other memes I do is actually a Goodreads group rather than a blog! Different "top 5" topics are discussed every week and it's a super fun way to revisit and share books you've already read with readers. I definitely suggest checking out the group if you're into these kinds of posts! This week the topic is "books you thought you'd hate but ended up loving"! This one is actually pretty hard for me (but IDKKK I feel like I say that all the time) because I generally don't read books I think I'll hate. So I'm going for more of a "books I was less enthusiastic about reading but ended up loving" vibe.

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Recipe + ARC Review: Recursion + Huevos Rancheros Recipe!

Welcome back to the table readers! My blog has really given me the ability to not only share my love of cooking and reading but also to broaden my scope in both areas. I've read all different types of books I probably wouldn't have otherwise and I've been able to try my hand at different dishes that are outside my comfort zone. Recipe and a Read has taken me all over the globe trying out different recipes from different cultures and countries. It's always a neat little surprise when I'm reading and BAM there's the recipe I'm going to make. Whether it's something I'm familiar with, or that I've never had, and even when I have to get a little creative to make it work these are always my favorite posts. So tickle me pink when I see huevos rancheros show up not once, but multiple times in Blake Crouch's new book Recursion! As a born and bred Texan, huevos rancheros are right up my alley and one of my all-time favorite dishes. So without further ado, off we go!

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80’s Movie Book Tag!

Mondays, and more specifically, Mondays after a vacation are the literal, actual and factual worst. Vacations are amazing and I love the time off but honestly, getting back into the groove of working is such a pain. However, I can't complain too much because I didn't think with the transplant surgery we'd get in any real skiing and we were able to fit in a ton of that and it was *magical* so I'm mostly just bitter that I can't go skiing right now. I was tagged in this little quiz a few weeks ago but I've just really dove back in with reading more consistently following my massive book slump so I'm just now getting around to it! Thank you to Eternity Books for the tag!! If y'all haven't checked out this blog I definitely suggest it!

So full disclosure, I'm *barely* an 80s baby and I don't really think I can call myself that since I was born in 89. So when I say "80s baby" I don't mean that in the sense that i grew up in the 80s, I just happened to breathe the last bit of 80s air after I was born. So while I've seen some of these, I haven't seen them all. However, why not - lets get to gettin'!

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ARC Review: No Exit by Taylor Adams!

Darby Thorne is an average college student attending CU in Boulder, Colorado when she receives devastating news that her estranged mother has end stage pancreatic cancer and is undergoing life threatening surgery in a matter of hours. As Darby hastily packs up her car and attempts to beat a serious winter storm to make it to Utah in time to not just see her mother, but apologize to her for their estrangement she unwittingly sets herself on a path that will change her life forever.

As Darby attempts to outrace the raging snow storm in her Honda civic (a car that’s 100% not ideal for snow conditions) things go from bad to worse until she’s forced to pull over at a rest stop. When Darby enters the warm embrace of a rest stop that’s still hours from where she needs to be she meets Sandi and her cousin Ed, well meaning if not a little low-class. She also meets Ashley, a young and charming if not arrogant man and Lars, a creep ball and mouth breather. As Darby grapples with the snow storm and tries to find signal to contact her family about her current condition she stumbles upon literally, a nightmare of a situation.

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Down The TBR Hole #3!

It's officially t-minus 3 days until I'm loaded up in the truck and on my way to ColoRADo to go skiing and celebrate my good friends dirty 30! I'm super amped and I'm working on picking some good reads for the car ride and some snow side reading. I thought today would be a great day to do another round of Down The TBR Hole and clean up my TBR pile because I'm constantly adding new things to it and not revisiting old reads. Down the TBR Hole was originally created by Lost in a Story and this is how it works:

- Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.

- Order on ascending date added.

- Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books

- Read the synopses of the books

- Decide: keep it or should it go?

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