I woke up this morning excited about a new day and couldn't wait to get out into my sewing room to work on a few new techniques from Sherrill Kahn's book. Time got away from me, and I was late leaving to go to the gym to work out and then run errands. Dr. Sock was scheduled to make a housecall after lunch, so I needed to keep moving!! Poor Dr. Sock: she had a lot of messes to untangle this afternoon, and I don't think that either of us ever thought it would take so long to fix my mistakes! Thanks Roberta, for setting me straight once again!!! You are the best!!!
What the mailperson delivered today:
a darling Valentine from my dear friend Marga! Isn't this bluebird of happiness just wonderful!!!!
Here's Marga's envelope:
What was for dinner:
C had been intrigued by a black beluga lentil soup recipe several weeks ago and had shared it with me. We went to the Dekalb Farmers' Market last week and actually found black beluga lentils there, so it was time to make the soup! This particular recipe is interesting in that it has a bit of a Tuscan twist to it: adding greens (they suggest kale, but I used spinach) and elbow macaroni. Both were added after I snapped this picture. I served it with some Pumpernickel bread: MMMMMMM! As you can see, I prepared this soup in my pressure cooker (20 minutes under pressure), and even then the lovely black lentils maintained their shape, but they were soft and supple. I'll try to get this recipe copied on my cooking blog some time this week! So much to do, so little time!!!
YES WE CAN!!!!