Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Soul Food

As I walk through this period of time, reflecting on the past...my family...and figuring out what I want from the next few chapters of my life...I am seeking ways to nurture the soul.  Historically not much of a cook I decided to AGAIN try to cook something worth eating.  Split Pea Soup.  Why I do not know!  I have a memory of driving down Hwy 101 in California with my family and stopping at a place called Split Pea Andersons???  They served "all you can eat" Split Pea Soup...but really, how much split pea soup can one eat on a road trip?! Anyhoo, for whatever reason that is what I chose to make.  The recipe was right on the bag of split peas.  The real hurdle was...HH doesn't eat pea soup.  After dropping some soup off to Robin who loves pea soup I stopped at Baldy's BBQ and picked up dinner for HH.  And there we stood in the kitchen, me with my soup and HH with his rib eye sandwich...we were both happy!

Oh Yeah....it didn't stop there.  HH's favorite cookies are oatmeal so I tried a batch from the Martha Stewart Cookie cookbook.  In my opinion are not near as good as Julie's at work but HH loved that I made him cookies and he said they taste good.

Finally...geesh...she sure is jabbering way too much and not about quilting!  Here is a photo of the WIP (work in progress) of a UFO that has languished in my sewing room for a while.  I purchased the pattern and fabrics in 2010 on a trip to Holly Hills with some of the Fabric Stalkers.  It sat in my sewing room until Spring 2011 when I completed one row of large presents.  Then back to the floor in the corner until this week.  I do believe this UFO will be one of the 2012 successes!

have a Terrific Tuesday!