Friday, April 9, 2010
Thoughts From The Kitchen
Spending a few hours in the kitchen this morning gave me a lot of time to think.
The reason I was in the kitchen so long lies within this bag:
It is our Easter tradition to serve Honeybaked ham. As much as I love the ham, I also love the ham bone. In the past I have used it to make split pea soup, but this year I am trying White Bean and Ham Soup.
I've got all the ingredients in the pot and now it has to simmer for an hour. These are some of the things I am thinking about as my soup simmers away.
I am thinking that sometimes the weather is so perfect you don't want the day to ever end. Today is one of those days here. After several days of above normal temperatures and a thick layer of yellow pollen covering every outdoor surface, we got a good cleansing rain last night. Not only is the pollen gone, but the air is fresh, cooler and no humidity. Glorious.
That I probably should put my Easter decorations away now that Easter is past. But, I don't think I'm going to because I am still enjoying their Spring cheerfulness.
That lawn mower lines on the grass are just as delightful as vacuum lines on the carpet.
That it is a perfect day for eating lunch on the patio. Wish you could join me.
That when the house is a bit too quiet because the kids have grown up and moved out, a little doggy truly can become your best friend.
That it's time to finish up what's left of the butter lamb. It would probably be good on some nice crusty bread. Better add bread to the grocery list as it would be nice to have with the soup tonight. Once the soup is done I have a few errands to run and a stop at the grocery store is one of them.
That I really do love thrift shopping. This bunny, egg cup and wooden tray were all from thrift shops. The tray received a new look thanks to some yellow spray paint. Which leads me to something else I've been thinking about. That would be you, my dear blogging friends. Prior to meeting all of you I don't think I'd ever used spray paint and now I am having so much fun pressing that button and changing the looks of things around my house. The inspiration, creativity and kindness I receive from visiting you is such a wonderful gift. In turn, your visits to my little blog home are something I will always treasure.
Time for me to take my thinking cap off and tend to the soup. I wish each and every one of you a beautiful day.