I already have so many ideas floating around in my head, but just this morning I remembered that it's been a long time since I've made soap, I couldn't even remember what supplies I had. So I set off in search of my soap making box and found a lot of things, most of them still in their original wrappings. How happy it made me.
Tomorrow guess what I'll be doing? I'll be setting down the knitting needles, oh not for long at all, but just for a day or two while I dive back into soap and scents and molds....and yes, I'll share on here what I make.
This morning I got a craving for an old Portuguese cake dessert, so I spent a couple hours in the kitchen, baking, going through recipes and old cookbooks. It really is therapeutic for me, being able to open the kitchen window and let the breeze come in, the radio playing softly in the background and my measuring spoons and bowls scattered around the counters.
The results are these
Guardanapos (Napkins) and a Jelly Roll with an egg custard filling. Terribly addicting and not for the weight conscious....trust me.
A couple of you asked me to post the list of my 10 favorite books from the video I made earlier in the week, so here they are:
- Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
- Can't Wait to get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg
- Grab a Broom Lord, there's dust everywhere by Karon Phillips Goodman
- Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
- Every Storm by Lori Wick
- The Constant Princess by Phillipa Gregory
- Christy by Catherine Marshall
- The Daughters of Lancaster County by Wanda E. Brunstetter
- On the Way Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- Becoming a Woman of Spiritual Passion by Donna Morley
I've come down with a horrible headache the past hour or so, it's one of those annoying pounding pains that make you want to crawl into bed and not come out. Unfortunately that is not an option, I have to start the dough for tonight's pizzas and then I still have to make make the menus for the next two weeks AND the grocery list so I can head to the commissary in the morning.
Nope, no sitting down for mommy, but I figure that if I can get all this done quickly, I'll be able to head to bed earlier and maybe get a good night's rest.
I'll be back in the morning with the Slow Cooking Thursday!