Originally Posted by 1jooj
I am making a turkey soup, too...and I am looking for inspiration about what to put in for a starch. I can't decide between rice, noodles and dumplings.
My vote is always noodles. I love noodles!!
Whew. It's been a whirlwind week and I have been reading posts but have not had time to post myself. I hope everyone had a great holiday.
Ours was really nice. I think it was exactly how DH and I wanted it to be. Slow and mindful. I wish I had done more food prep work so we had good things to eat, but... Next year. The ideas on this thread were great.
In other news - I am still loving knitting. I am almost done with my fourth scarf and ready to branch out to hats. What I really, really want to make is this
. Seriously, I am obsessed. But I don't know if I'm ready for it yet.
Also I got a sewing machine for Christmas. I so want to learn to sew and make cute little skirts for my girls and quilts and so many things. But I've never sewed a stitch or even seen a sewing machine up close. I think I'm scared of my sewing machine.
vI might try to get it out of the box today. I am really intimidated. It's like when I first started making bread. I wanted to do it so much but it seemed so huge and foreign and I was scared to start. But now it's second nature. It's so silly to be scared of this - but I want it so much. I know, I'm weird.
I think we are slowly finding a rhythm. At least for now, for this time of year. I'm learning that keeping the house, making a home really is an art and I have so much to learn. We are leaving a week from today though, to travel 800 miles (to FL - yay for warmth!) to visit family. I imagine that will wreck our routine. There's a lot to do this week.
But for now, there is a quiet moment. DH left for church with the girls. I need to go get ready myself and then the rest of today will be tidying, bread baking, and chicken roasting. Our home grown potato supply is dwindling and softening and sprouting. I am so sad to see them go so we will be gobbling potatoes tonight too. The girls want to work with DH cleaning the barn and with this lovely little montessori wood working kit they got for Christmas. It should be a good day. If I can just work up the courage to open that sewing machine box...!