Wondering what “What I Learned” is all about? Check out my first post for details!

Here’s what I learned in June:

The numbered streets run north-south in Charlottesville. NOT east-west like Indy. Something that will take time to get used to but is very helpful to know for finding our way around! ALSO, pro tip – Rio Rd. is pronounced RYE-oh here, not REE-oh.

Couches take 8-10 weeks to be made/delivered. We moved to Charlottesville with 1 chair to our names after selling/donating the rest of our furniture. We figured we’d buy a new couch when we arrived as an anniversary gift to each other this year (we’ve used hand-me-down couches up until now). Surprise surprise…it takes ~2 months to make/deliver a new couch! We ended up buying one off the floor that we were more than happy with anyway. Lesson learned 🙂

Periods in polo matches are called chukkas. Also: there are a lot of breaks in polo matches…because polo was meant to be played in England where it doesn’t get up to 100 degrees in summertime–>overheated horses.

How to prep and clean a cast iron skillet. Nate found this article and we pretty much followed it to a T to get our cast iron skillets ready to use for one of our new recipes this month from Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook, Cravings.

What DOC stands for at a neapolitan pizza place. DOC stands for denominazione di origine controllata and guarantees the cheese is from a certain region in Italy. (Kind of like Champagne!)

New recipe(s) for the month: Easy Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole and Prosciutto Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts from Cravings.

New podcasts for this month: This American Life and Modern Love.

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