How are you this fine Monday morning? The sun is up and it is 23 degrees out. It looks like it could be a mostly sunny day which would be nice...the rest of the week looks pretty wet in the forecast department. Rain just about every day.
How was your weekend? Mine was oh so nice. Saturday morning I met up with Dee for our knitting and chatting time. As always, we had a great time. I tried a new recipe for chicken in the crock pot, but it did not turn out well, so no sharing.
Sunday afternoon Fletch and I drove up to Newtown (roughly an hour away) for a "holiday swing concert" put on by the Pennsylvania Philharmonic. It was great! The ensemble was a jazz band and a little smaller than usual (we have been to a number of concerts by the PA Philharmonic). Colin's company is a big supporter of the group and Colin heads up that support, so we met him there. (Mailing was busy having a spa day with some friends.)
We were home by 5:30 or so and Colin & Mailing came for dinner. I had made spicy lentil soup in the morning, so heated that up and mixed up a salad of garden lettuce, radicchio and some of the persimmons that Zhrongren had given us - just a splash of EVOO and champaign vinegar was good. I had also made Cuban Bread in the morning. Yum!!
This bread is so easy to make and so delicious - a nice crust and a chewy interior.
Today will most likely be filled with laundry, bathroom cleaning and maybe a light grocery shopping. Tomorrow I have to head to the office - I've got my annual review at 9:30 and a conference call or two after that. I can't believe the kids head back to TX on Friday and then in less than 2 weeks we will join them down there. Time is flying!!!
What a delightful weekend, Vera! It sounds full of everything you love best. XOReplyDelete
That sounds like an all-around great weekend! We have the same forecast this week -- but I'm glad we're expecting rain and not snow!ReplyDelete
That does sound like a wonderful (and delicious) weekend! It will be sad to see C&M go, but not too sad since you'll see them again in less than two weeks. And like Sarah, I'm grateful the precipitation won't be snow!ReplyDelete
I love a good lentil soup, and I'd eat just bread and butter for most meals if I could. There's a wonderful Cleveland bakery that supplies to my grocery store, and their breads are my weakness.ReplyDelete
This has been a nice time for you with C & M. I'm really glad you've been able to enjoy their company.
Lentil soup sounds incredible... and perfect for this weather! Thanks for the inspiration, I am going to make a pot of it this morning! XOReplyDelete
Too bad we didn't get to see the parade. Well, at least I enjoyed the fire trucks. LOL It's ALWAYS great to get together.ReplyDelete
The Cuban bread looks good. Glad you had such a great time with the kids.
I love a meal of soup and salad and bread. Your weekend sounds lovely and I'm sure your review tomorrow will be perfect!ReplyDelete
The loaves look like they would make wonderful bread bowls for soup if they were hollowed out.ReplyDelete
Time does fly by!! I'm glad they are there visiting and then you go there and I bet you will love the warmer weather. Good luck with your review.ReplyDelete
Have you shared the Cuban Bread recipe before? If not, could you share? Thanks!ReplyDelete
Oh that bread!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Oh, I can just smell the bread--that is one thing I really like to bake!ReplyDelete