Last summer we booked a trip to go to Switzerland in January of 2018. We had planned to do a week traveling through the Alps enjoying the freezing weather and snow. But when we got back from India in November our bodies had other things to say about that. We decided against jumping on a plane a month later and instead exchanged those plane flights for a trip in May.
I adored Andy Weir's debut novel, The Martian. I probably am not alone on that. Of course, I was insanely excited to see what Andy Weir would do with his second novel. Sadly it was the dreaded sophomore slump. Artemis starts incredibly strong. You open up on the moon, in a colony called Artemis. We're introduced to Jazz, a young woman on her own, running a small smuggling operation. We learn that she's been estranged from her dad, dirt poor, and barely getting by.
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.
It's a new year, and it's time to start our first look back of 2018. After spending a couple of days working through our year-in-review for 2017, it feels really odd to just be recapping the month of January. But here we go, the first month of 2018 is done, and it's time to do a look back.