Yes, I added another year to my age. It is terrific that I am still active and can add another year. Daughter, Jennifer sent this pretty fruit basket. Another daughter called to tell me, there is a picture book coming. Many friends from whom I rarely hear wished me a happy birthday (for your part, thank you Facebook). It was a very good day which I will end with knitting.
My friend, Mary, came over and we spent an enjoyable day in the studio embroidering these little ants for a coming quilt. Naturally, there was also much conversation and laughter.
For lunch, I made my favorite cream of Broccoli soup from the 5 Loaves cookbook I started by putting an onion and half a red pepper in the blender with a cup of water. I added 1 teas of garlic powder, l teas of savory, and 1 Tbsp of chicken-like seasoning. I brought these to a boil and simmered 10 minutes. Meanwhile I took some frozen broccoli from Costco, microwaved it 1 minute and cut into small pieces. Then I put it in with the onion and added 2 more cups of water, brought it to a boil and let it cook, maybe 10 minutes – until the broccoli was still green but nearly done. While the broccoli was cooking I put 3/4 cup raw cashews in the blender with 1/4 potato starch and 2 cups water and blended well. I poured this into the broccoli, mixed well and served. I usually make double or triple this much as it freezes so well and I love having it for those days I don’t want to cook.
I did not get the lambs we’ve been expecting for a week. But then I guess the ewe’s bodies know best.