The shortest month of the year has come and gone. I feel like I just wrote the recap for January and I'm already writing one for February. It's a month that flew by but when looking back it was a great month.
One of my favorite books of the last five years was A Man Called Ove. It was such a simple, beautiful tale that crafted a story about one old man set in his ways. I adored that book so much. The novel was written by Fredrick Backman, who also wrote this novel Beartown. The best way I could describe Beartown is as a more mature version of the NBC TV show Friday Night Lights. But instead of football, it's about hockey. And instead of being set in a small "football town" in Texas its set in a small "hockey town" in Sweden.
Similar to our Butter Chicken recipe from a week ago, this isn't the first time we've tried to make Beef Lasagna. When we first started to cook at home in 2010 or 2011 we tried to make lasagna. The recipe we were following at the time assumed we had a no-boil lasagna noodle which we did not. Unfortunately for that meal, that meant that we had some ultra hard lasagna noodles in the middle of our lasagna. We didn't make the same mistake this time and it turned out really well.
Jenn and I don't usually get each other anything for Valentines Day. Most years we have a nice quiet dinner at home and maybe some flowers sent to Jenn's office and that's the extent of it. Jenn changed the game this year. She booked us a weekend trip down to West Hollywood to have a nice weekend out on the town.