Looking Back on November

Wow! I can’t believe it’s December already! November seemed to fly by for me. I think it’s because we had so many irregular days at work. I ran my first Scholastic book fair, we had parent-teacher conferences, Veteran’s Day, extra emergency drills to squeeze in before the end of the quarter, basketball season started, and of course, Thanksgiving Break!

I’m sitting here with my Christmas tree up and warm tea in my hand, excited to look back over this busy month.

NEW RESTAURANTS

I tried a few new places in Fort Wayne this month. I’ve been trying to cut down on how many days I eat out (including ordering Jimmy John’s for lunch at school) but I still managed to sneak a few goodies in.

  • Sweet Monster Ice Cream – This cute shop is known for creating the ice cream in front of you and rolling it up, either in a decorative cup or in a taco! I tried the unicorn style and it was a total hit.
  • Bravas – This incredible restaurant actually started as a food truck! Now it has a great little spot downtown and they create the most unusual, but delicious, concoctions!
  • Sunrise Cafe – Not to be confused with another similar restaurant on the north side of town, this little cafe on Coliseum is a great spot for breakfast. Their skillets are to-die for!

COOKING AT HOME

In response to cutting back on eating out, I’ve been trying some new recipes at home. I’m following two cookbooks: Whole30 Fast & Easy and The Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners. It’s been so much fun trying new recipes, especially when they turn out well! I always thought I was a terrible cook, but it was honestly just that I never had anyone to teach me growing up. I’ve made slow cooker pulled chicken, fancy avocado toast, soups, pastas and even a quiche!

RED FOR ED

On November 19th I went to Indianapolis to march in front of the statehouse in protest of legislation regarding our public education. I wrote an post about why I marched, so check it out!

Read More: Why I Marched for #REDforED

FRIENDSGIVING

What is November without celebrating a friendsgiving? There’s nothing not to like: you get to spend the afternoon surrounded by your favorite people eating a potluck Thanksgiving dinner. I even tried spiked hot apple cider (it’s to die for).

ALYSSA’S BIRTHDAY

My friends from college all got together this weekend to celebrate Alyssa’s Birthday. If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll recognize her from the summer I spent out in Colorado, some of my recent “Travel Fails” posts and many other trips. We spent the weekend in Broad Ripple, a cool neighborhood in Indianapolis where I got to eat at one of my favorite burger places, Hopcat. It’s connected to a strip of bars including the Piano Bar, one of the best!

So long, November. Hello, December!

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