January Days

I like the majestic Mount Ascutney. It’s really beautiful in every season. After a new fallen powder snow that sticks to the trees a little, it’s really pretty. You can see the mountain for miles and from both sides of the Connecticut River.

I love the Cornish-Windsor bridge that goes across the Connecticut River and separates Vermont and New Hampshire. That bridge is also beautiful in every season.

It’s fun to drive across the bridge and above is what the bridge looks like inside.

I like to go shopping in West Lebanon once in awhile. You can see all the stores in the above map that you have to choose from. Plus New Hampshire doesn’t have a state tax on everything like Vermont does. A fun store is the L L Bean outlet in the Powerhouse Mall. I also love T J Maxx and Homegoods as well as Michaels Crafts. Kohls and J C Penney’s are fun as well.

For me, a nice treat is to go to the Koto Japanese Restaurant in West Lebanon when I want a fun lunch while shopping in West Lebanon. The Sushi Roll, the Terryaki Chicken and all the fun Habachi grilled food is just awesome to me. I have a cookbook from the California Spa called Golden Door and there is a Bento Box recipe in the book that they serve at their Spa. So having a Bento Box is like a spa relaxation day to me.

Another fun lunch while shopping is the Baked Scrod at the 99 Restaurant in West Lebanon. I found a recipe for that baked scrod to have at home and pinned it on my Fish Board on my Pinterest.

I have a friend on facebook that made the most beautiful Journal. I ordered it earlier in 2018 and I think that it is going to be ready in about a week or so. I can’t wait to get it. I don’t know if I get a signed, copy or not, but I have two of him and his wife’s children’s books that I bought for my little Grandsons that are signed, numbered editions that I ordered before they were published. They were both New York Times best sellers, also. John and Jennifer Churchman are just totally awesome. I just love following all the adventures they have and they share them on Instagram and Facebook.

I’m going to make a Lentil Soup in my Instant Pot today. It only takes 12 minutes for it to cook and you start with dry lentils. You have to wait awhile before you can open the pressure cooker cover, but it is still quite fast. It’s a really good day for soup with some crusty bread. The recipe I found calls for putting baby spinach stirred in after it’s cooked. I pinned the recipe on my Instant Pot board on my Pinterest. I also have a button from my Cook’n App that lets me save the recipe to my cloud account.

And that is my thoughts for this first week in January.

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