Eat Like a Hobbit!

In JRR Tolkien’s books The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Silmarillion, the Hobbit feeding schedule is referred to many times.

I thought it would be fun to create my own restaurant based on that feeding schedule. I am taking liberties with the types of food offered. While the standard Middle Earth/Shire fare consists of mainly rich English dishes, some of mine will be a lighter foodstuffs.

For those that object to that, please feel free to stop reading now and head towards these two websites: and

7 AM Breakfast

Muffins & Pastries

Bacon, egg, and/or sausage butties

Oatmeal with fresh fruit

Drinks: tea, coffee, orange juice

9 AM Second Breakfast

Full English breakfast

Scramble of the Day

Drinks: tea, coffee, orange juice

11 AM Elevenses

Eggs Benedict

Quiche of the Day

Pork Pie

Drinks: tea, coffee, orange juice

1 PM Luncheon

Curry chicken pasties

Roasted rabbit or beef

Roasted vegetable soup

Fruit and cheese platter

Drinks: tea, ales, mead

4 PM Afternoon Tea

Scones, seed cake, pastries

Cucumber sandwiches

Sausage rolls

Sliced fruit

Drinks: tea (obviously) and coffee

6 PM Dinner/Supper

Roast Duck

Garlic & Rosemary Roasted leg of lamb

Aparagus or crunchy green beans

Roasted root vegetables or roast potatoes

Heavy brown bread with GOOD butter

Drinks: tea, coffee, ales, mead, beer

8 PM Dessert

Chocolate cake


Fruit and cheese platter

Drinks: tea, coffee, hot chocolate, mulled wine, ciders

© Cori Large January 1, 2015

Monthly Check In

  1. As I look out my window…I see blue sky and fluffy white clouds
  2. Right now I am…putting together blog posts.
  3. Thinking & Pondering…whether or not I should post to my blog more often, and how to get more blog subscribers.
  4. On my bedside table…3 library books about decluttering
  5. On my TV tonight…dunno. Most likely something from NetFlix.
  6. On the menu this week…yeah, I really should get on that. Also need to go to the grocery store.
  7. On my To Do list…pick up the house and clean the kitchen
  8. Happening this week…applying for a new job
  9. What I am currently crafting…a Frankie Brown 10 stitch blanket
  10. My simple pleasure…warm chocolate chip cookies
  11. Looking around the house…I need to put that clean laundry away
  12. Random picture from camera…my husband holding our new niece at her Christening.IMG_1673
  13. What I am listening to…Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella soundtrack.

Knitting Block by Block: 150 blocks for sweaters, scarves, bags, toys, Afghans, and more

Knitting Block by Block

This is a Blogging for Books review.

Title: Knitting Block by Block: 150 blocks for sweaters, scarves, bags, toys, Afghans, and more.

By: Nikki Epstein

I picked this book to do a review on because I love the concept of multiple quick projects being turned into a larger, seemingly more complicated project.

The back cover states my takeaway correctly: “Blocks are quick to knit, portable pieces perfect for group and charity projects, and now not limited to just Afghans! Knitting Block by Block gives you the tools to unlock a world of creative possibilities and confidently build your own design ‘block busters,’ one block at a time.”

I am a person who likes to take my knitting with me wherever I go. And having small projects like the panels offered in this book I feel are perfect for doing that.

The patterns in this book start out simple and become more intricate and complicated as you progress. I feel this would be a nice learner’s book for a new knitter for several reasons:
1. As stated above, moves from simple and beginner to more advanced and complex patterns;
2. Each panel is a short project, and shouldn’t be too overwhelming;
3. By working through the panels in order, the knitter has a physical reminder of how much his/her skill has improved;
4. And, finally, when all the panels are completed, the knitter can sew them together into a blanket to be shown off.

Here is the YouTube video link for the video review:

© Cori Large April 5, 2015


Florida Library Association Annual Conference 2015

Hi everyone!

Sorry about the lack of posting last week. I was fortunate enough to attend my first multi-day professional conference: the Florida Library Association Annual Conference.

I attended sessions on Collection Development, Library Outreach, and a few that were of a personal interest (cooking in the library).

My goal is to became an Acquisitions librarian at the college I work at. That particular position will become available in about 3-4 years. Until then, I am working with the current Acquisitions librarian and learning anything I can about Collection Development.

I plan on posting something else this week, but I wanted to explain my absence last week.

I hope everyone has had a nice start to the new week!

May 2015 Bullet Journal Set Up

Sorry this post is late. I was able to film a bunch of videos a couple weekends ago.

Here is the video for my May 2015 Bullet Journal set up: