Friday, November 16, 2007
Today we made Martha's Spicy Sweet Potato Soup. I realized too late that I didn't have any cardamom, so the soup seemed to be lacking a little something. It might have just been my imagination, but I'm going to try it again soon with all the right seasonings. I decided that it's going to be all soup, all the time around here for awhile. Soup is so comforting, and it's a great way to load up on the veggies. I'm also going to start baking more bread to go with all these fabulous soups I'm planning to make. The bread in the picture, a delicious Spinach Feta Foccacia, was not made by me, but by the talented folks at the Target bakery.Today we visited our favorite thrift store, which is not very convenient, but always worth the trip. Today was no different. I got a bunch of super cheap fabric, and Emma found two dresses that are just her style. And by that I mean that no one else would ever want to wear them. Both had been marked down multiple times - one to 79 cents and the other one to 29 cents! It makes me happy that those dresses that were passed over by everyone else have someone to love them now. And love them, she does. I think she's changed about twenty times since we've been home - just from one dress to the other and back again. When Steve got home he said, "Hey, where did you get that dress? From the 1600's?" So Steve got home from Chicago tonight, and I am so happy. He has to work tomorrow, but then he has nine days off. It's going to be a good week.