Three things that brought FRESHNESS to my week:
- North Pole scented wax melt, from Yankee Candle.
Me: If this is what the North Pole smells like, I want to move there.
Nick: I don’t care how good it smells, the warmest it gets there is probably similar to how cold it is here now and I’m definitely not doing that.
[it was ten below zero this morning!]
Psst: It’s the Yankee Semi-Annual Sale!!
- Alias. Season 1.
This television series has been in my Netflix queue for an uber-long time, and this week we finally took a dive into the world of double agents, secrets, and a doe-eyed pre-Affleck J. Garner. I’m quite certain I’ve said, “Oh my god. This show is crazy.” at least five times each episode we’ve watched [I think we’re about to start episode five,] as I’m on the edge of my seat for most of the time I’m watching.
Also, I have finally figured out where they were hiding Bradley Cooper in the beginning of the 2000s.
- Stuffed Pepper soup from the [recently relocated] Scotia Diner.
Starting at about 9:00 AM, when my friend Kristine and I discussed going to the diner for lunch, I started dreaming about a soup and sandwich combo to battle the cold weather blues going on in our office. When we arrived at the diner, I saw a hot turkey sandwich on special, served with gravy, cranberry sauce, fries, and a cup of soup. I passed on the gravy, but was so excited to see exactly what I had a taste for on the menu board when I walked in.
Two soups were available, chicken noodle and stuffed pepper. At first thought, I decided chicken noodle had to be the winner. I HATE stuffed peppers. But then I got to thinking about how the only stuffed peppers I’ve ever had were made by my mother, and even more so, that I had deemed myself a hater of said stuffed peppers and stopped eating them once I was old enough to choose. There was a good chance that the last time I had a stuffed pepper of any sorts was over 15 years ago!! Maybe I do like stuffed peppers and I don’t even know it.
So I bit the bullet, and ordered the stuffed pepper soup. And it was FANTASTIC. So fantastic that I plan on finding out their soup schedule and planning visits accordingly. From what I could tell, the soup had a tomatoey broth, chopped peppers and tomatoes, rice, beef, and was seasoned perfectly.
The new location of the diner [114 Mohawk] has lots of room for parking and the fun 50’s themed décor [complete with tunes from the juke box] bring an extra dose of fun to your meal. I’ve been about half a dozen times since it’s re-opened and have loved my experience each and every time. If you’re in Scotia, give the diner a try!
What has brought freshness to your life this week?