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Christina’s Corner: October 14, 2022

Three plates of pasta with different saucse sit on a table with salt and pepper between them.

It’s a real grab bag of suggestions this week: pasta, talking teapots, and candy. Maybe I shouldn’t write this article when I’m hungry, similar to how folks are advised not to go grocery shopping when they haven’t eaten. Regardless, here we are – I hope you are entertained by my suggestions. 

Eat: I’m not sure who I have to formally petition around here, but I’d like to request that we bring back shapes in our food. Our options once abounded: dinosaur chicken nuggets, Mickey waffles, and specialty boxes of Kraft macaroni and cheese. (I vividly remember being opposed to the Blue’s Clues iteration, however, because there were blue pawprint shapes, and seeing that covered in orange cheese made my stomach flip-flop.) I remember my dad, a soccer coach and trainer, bringing home soccer ball pasta that seemed to even taste better, cooler, and more unique. Find a fun pasta shape for this weekend. Look online for some fun fall shapes, or get a can of alphabet soup from the grocery store. It’s the little things that can bring us the most delight.

See: Celebrate the career and legacy of Angela Lansbury who passed away this week at the age of 97. There’s truly something for everyone: the nostalgic comfort of Beauty and the Beast, for which she played Mrs. Potts, the eerie delight of Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, the triumphant and adventurous Jessica Fletcher in Murder She Wrote. Pick your Lansbury role and raise a cuppa to this Irish-English-American broad who influenced television, Broadway, and movies alike. 

Do: Get yourself some Halloween candy. Whether it sticks around until the end of the month to grace the bags of trick-or-treaters, or ends up entirely in your belly – it’s up to you. If you have the funds and want to score hero status in your neighborhood, grab some king-sized bars. Not in an area with lots of trick or treaters? Consider going to a community trunk or treat, joining friends to pass out candy, or hanging at home to enjoy that bucket of candy all to yourself. 

Have a great weekend!