Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tues Jan 22: Sleeping-in and Soup

Determined to really get on east coast time, I went bed at midnight last night.  Slept well, got up at 7:30 and did some email and online reading. Then went back to bed at 9:30 as I didn't want to watch TV and didn't want to sit at the computer....  Woke up at 1:30.  So my  plan did not work....

Had a piece of the earthquake cake - with coffee - delicious!  Then determined to get organized with finances.  Most of my system is online, but when I need to print out or see statements I need to do that...  I didn't get to that stage yet.  Kept getting knocked offline or sites were not available..

Around 4:00 I got up to make some soup.  At first it was going to be potato soup, but then I remembered that B had purchased mushrooms and string beans before I arrived so that is what it changed into.

Mushroom Soup

2 T butter
1/2 yellow onion sliced
1 container of sliced mushrooms
salt and pepper
2 handfuls string beans cut into 1/2 pieces
1 cherry tomato cut into 3 pieces
1/2 carrot sliced thinly into coins

Stir while cooking on stove top

2 handfuls of wheat flour sprinkled on top
left over cream (about 2 T) sprinkled on top and stirred
about 1/4 milk stirred in

1 1/2 T vegetable broth mix
about 2 c water
stir and cover

(I should have added the cream and milk last as I was afraid to let it simmer for long.)

Very pretty and tasty.  More like a mushroom stew really than soup.

We had purchased fresh crab cakes last night that I forgot about until I got the cream out so B turned the oven on, while that was heating I made a simple salad using the left over dressing I had made while A was still here.  I put a little bit of sugar and celery seed on the greens (adding celery, cucumber, tomato) and we had that on the plate with the crab cakes.

I did not go outside today, but B did go and scrape the sidewalk and sprinkle some salt out.  There was no fresh snow outside.  I looked up and found that the YMCA has some classes M T W TH at 10 to 11 that might be on target for me to attend so if I can get up in time I will go there tomorrow to check it out.  At home I do not change clothes for exercise - I just go home.  But now I'd be walking and it might be cold so may need to check into wearing different clothes and bringing it with me and back in bag.....

The only fabric I have right now is about 2 yards of charcoal Kona. I do not have machine yet, but have been thinking of what I will make or do once I get the machine.  What comes first the fabric or the design?  I'm not sure, but it's what I'll be thinking of!

Added later:  We did end up walking to the store in the evening.  It was just cold, but not icy or snowing.  Got bread, jam, butter, lemonade, milk and probably some other things too.  I need to figure out a way to cover my nose while walking about!


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