My sister Denise has really been enjoying the sourdough starter I gave her and has made lots of bread, crackers, biscuits, etc. She showed me her latest bread and shared which recipe she used - from King Arthur flour website. So, I showed Chef Dayle and he whipped up this beauty. It's wonderful as just a few ingredients, flour, active sourdough starter, water and salt. No added yeast. Isn't it a beauty?
It's baked inside our big turquoise Le Creuset French oven and you line it with parchment paper so there isn't even any clean-up.
I showed my sister the inside and I thought it had too many holes and she informed me that this is the way it's supposed to look. :-) The taste test was positive.. it's delicious!! Crusty exterior and toothsome inside.. yummy.
Then our chef made a big pot of chicken soup - with carrots, onion (from our garden), green beans, potatoes, peas, celery and corn.. plus noodles.. and chicken!
4 meals from this big pot of soup.. with bread and Irish butter on the side. :-P
We decided that we needed a lamp to brighten up the lefthand corner of the living room. So, Dayle started doing a search on FB MP (marketplace) for a vintage piece. He showed me several and we finally agreed on one and picked it up on Sunday.
It looks just right in there and goes well with the pitcher and bowl my friend Shirley gave me for my birthday a few years back. :-) Oh.. and Betsy.. I got that vintage book for your granddaughter Piper, I need to send it to you, my friend Bev gave it to me to give to you! :-)
A close-up of the hand-painted roses on the lampshade.
The Christmas Cactus aka Schlumbergera bridgessii is is bloom - this one is very special to me as I rescued it from my mother's room in her assisted living facility not long before she passed away. It was dried up to the point of dying and I brought it home, put it in my garden window and watered it. It rallied and put out buds and these amazing flowers bloomed. I felt it was my mother reaching out from the beyond to say hello. :-)
This big pot of 3 colors of the plant is right behind me.. looking over me. Oh how I love growing things in my home.
Remember the little houses and trees I showed you the other day? I actually thought that the little houses could be lit with tea light candles but when they arrived I was disappointed to see no hole in the back.. so I put on my thinking cap and ordered some tiny "firefly" lights and poked them into the houses while wrapping the wire around the trees. I like the lighted effect on them.
I had to share this t-shirt design.. I can so relate to this. LOL!
And this happened yesterday and it is so exciting! What an amazing thing to do. We have LIFT OFF!
That's it for me.. I have a bowl of soup and a slice of bread calling to me. I hope your week ahead will be great and be safe!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)