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Lincoln Apartment Living: March 2018

Welcome to this month's edition of Lincoln Apartment Living, brought to you by The View, our apartments for rent in Lincoln, Nebraska. This month we're bringing our residents suggestions for celebrating National Craft Month and National Peanut Month; topics surrounding upcoming holidays like National Waffle Day and Take a Walk in the Park Day; movies you might want to check out this month like Sherlock Gnomes and Pacific Rim: Uprising; and book suggestions like The Girl on the Train and The Importance of Being Earnest. Read on to learn more about these topics in today's blog post.

 

March Celebrations

National Craft Month

This month is National Craft Month! Make something unique and special for your apartment this month in celebration of this holiday. Try making these  Vintage Map Coasters from eHow. They’re fun to make and practical for your apartment space. To make them you’ll need a birch plywood board, a miter saw, vintage screws, scissors, a tape measure, an electric sander, Mod Podge, a sponge brush, spray polyurethane, a hot glue gun, and twine.

National Peanut Month

Need some weekend plans? Celebrate National Peanut Month! We’re sharing two tasty recipes using peanuts; one recipe is sweet and the other will make for a savory and delicious meal. Try out this Milk Chocolate Pudding Pie with Salted Peanut Crust from KCRW. To make this pie you’ll need the following ingredients: salted and roasted peanuts, sugar, graham cracker crumbs, unsalted butter, milk chocolate, unsweetened cocoa powder, cornstarch, salt, whole milk, and whipped cream. For that savory peanut dish make this Real Deal Kung Pao Chicken Recipe from Serious Eats. It’s such a tasty meal that’ll have you coming back for more! You’ll need chicken thighs, soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, cornstarch, peanut oil, Sichuan peppercorns, scallions, peanuts, minced garlic, minced ginger, Chinese black vinegar, Sichuan fermented chili-bean paste, sugar, hot Chinese dry chili pepper, and leeks.

 

Upcoming Holidays

National Waffle Day

For another tasty holiday this month, celebrate National Waffle Day on March 25th! Try out these Insanely Great Waffles with Buttered Pecan Syrup from Lick The Bowl Good. Top them with Buttered Pecan Syrup for a delicious and filling brunch or breakfast meal. To make them you’ll need these ingredients: all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, whole milk or buttermilk, vegetable oil, an egg, sugar, vanilla extract, chopped pecans, butter, and maple syrup.

Take a Walk in the Park Day

Will you be visiting Oak Lake Parks to celebrate Take a Walk in the Park Day this year? This holiday is celebrated on March 30th. The facilities at Oak Lake Parks include the following: boating, a dog park, fishing, ice skating, picnic tables, playground equipment, restrooms, open shelters, and rentable shelters. Oak Lake Parks is about a 20 minute walk from The View. Happy Take a Walk in the Park Day!

 

Movie Suggestions

Sherlock Gnomes

Have you seen Sherlock Gnomes yet? Check it out in theaters beginning Friday, March 23. “Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective, Sherlock Gnomes, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.” Check out Sherlock Gnomes this weekend! Buy your tickets today!

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Check out Pacific Rim: Uprising this month on Friday, March 23. “Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.” Pacific Rim: Uprising is a great weekend movie to see. Buy your tickets online today!

 

Book Suggestions

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (2015)

“Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she's only watched from afar. Now they'll see; she's much more than just the girl on the train.”

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1895)

“Here is Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London's St. James' Theatre on February 14, 1895. The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, but for its inspired dialogue, rich with scintillating epigrams still savored by all who enjoy artful conversation.”