I made a few minor changes -- used olive oil instead of butter (didn't measure, though), and used two 10 oz. boxes of frozen spinach because that's what I had on hand -- but basically, I made it as written.
Also, I have two crockpots going -- one with a pot roast, and one with baked beans. Excessive, possibly, but we seem to be settling into winter quite cheerfully! (Supposedly, there might be snow tonight...!)
Just a few things, as I'm all sleepy from staying up with Sherlock(WHICH OMG I LOVED IN EVERY WAY AND I LOVED MRS. HUDSON'S AFFECTION FOR SHERLOCK), and because I had to do some library school stuff this morning:
I’ve always been interested in the Mother Goddess. Not long ago, a young person, whom I don’t know very well, sent a message to a mutual friend that said: “I’m an addict of Mary Poppins, and I want you to ask P. L. Travers if Mary Poppins is not really the Mother Goddess.” So, I sent back a message: “Well, I’ve only recently come to see that. She is either the Mother Goddess or one of her creatures—that is, if we’re going to look for mythological or fairy-tale origins of Mary Poppins.”
As their inclusion of Scout's ham costume opens up the sub-category of Halloween costumes worn by literary characters, I'll add another.
#11: Georgia Nicolson's disastrous olive costume:
Speaking of, did you know that Louise Rennison has started a new series? I didn't know that she'd started a new series! Or that it stars Georgia's young cousin! Or that it's set at a school for the dramatic arts, and the main character is EVEN MORE DRAMATIC than Georgia! Or that the first title is called Withering Tights: