I probably used this picture recently...a steamy bowl of lentil soup with fresh baked bread and melting butter... But, I can't remember. And I'm too lazy to look. It's very chilly and foggy tonight, and a hot bowl of soup just looked good, dammit...
Been a busy couple of days. My list for Monday and Tuesday was to clean and rearrange all the kitchen cabinets. I bought cheap (translates: thin and flexible) vinyl self adhesive floor tiles to use to line the cabinets with. It works great. Cleans easily, is durable and looks good. (Oak parquet). I'm not entirely finished, still have a couple to go and will knock those out tomorrow. What did happen though, was my son came over and is helping, and put all new hardware on my cabinets and drawers. Not new, really, but new to me. There were no handles or pulls on any of my oak cabinets. A month ago or two, my neighbor gave me a whole box of cabinet hardware as she had replaced hers. They are nice and heavy, bronze or brass. There's also a leak under my kitchen sink from a bad faucet, and he's coming back tomorrow to repair/replace that. It turned out to be quite a job, those cabinets....all 21 doors and 13 drawers. I've been scrubbing down the inside/outsides with Spic'n Span, getting rid of all the ooey gooies that collect on kitchen surfaces, no matter how careful you try to be. (And I do NOT try to be careful...I'm like the freaking Galloping Gourmet in there, splashing about all willy nilly.) sigh..... Tomorrow's list includes a thorough cleaning of our master bedroom and the big walk-in closet, buying paint, and finishing up the cabinets. Then I'm off to Miss B's at 3...
Craziness here...in St Louis, a baby was snatched from it's crib and later found murdered and the body left in a cemetery near a park. Good Lord...what madness....People are in shock in the quiet little suburb...
I am tired and should be in bed. My nano writing is so far off the mark that I'm thinking of throwing in the towel. I just have not had the inclination to write much...not sure why. This would have been my 4th year...I might have a sudden burst of inspiration and write like a madwoman and make it, but it's not looking too good. Oh well. My biggest complaint about NaNo is that Thanksgiving takes such a big bite out of your 30 days of writing...but since no other month starts with N, I guess we're stuck with it. lol
I dehydrated the kale and it was interesting, to say the least. I found a recipe that called for lemon juice, olive oil and salt. I used that (followed directions and everything!) and I liked it well enough./ The oven dehydrated stuff was far inferior to the dehydrator dried stuff.. I'm going to make some kimchi...one recipe with Napa cabbage (traditional) and one with kale. I found a recipe that says you can use any kind of greens. I think I'll put carrot and daikon radish in it too. I'll mix that up on Thursday, I think. I was thinking....I'll bet I could use grated turnip in place of the daikon...most of the things I have read about kimchi said that there are as many variations as there are Koreans that make it. My kind of recipe. lol
My darling chickens have started laying again! I am thrilled. They haven't given me one egg for over a month....they were molting AND traumatized by the coon that killed the other 2. I have sorely missed my fresh eggs.
Busy day tomorrow and I need my beauty rest. Especially since I [think] I have decided to stop coloring my hair, and am letting it grow out some as well. LOL The grey is already coming in like gangbusters.
So, I'm going to bid you all adieu, and make my way towards the bedroom, hoping I don't fall over the stack of pots and pans and glass vases on the floor. lol
Never mind. I'll finish cleaning things up in the morning.....sweet dreams, waterbabies....