Last night I cooked dinner for my house for the first time. I baked breadsticks (I recently started to bake yeast breads finally!), cooked up a pot of black bean soup, prepared a green salad with shredded carrots, sliced mushrooms, and cucumbers, and made no bake bumpy peanut butter nuggets for dessert.

For music I put on the soundtrack to Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (the old kiddie movie with Burl Ives). When I mentioned I had never actually seen the film, one of my housemates enthusiastically suggested that we watch it after dinner so we did!