Sunday, February 4, 2018
This Is Us~ Superbowl Sunday~
I made a delicious soup for any cabbage lover..Cabbage Beef soup found at Café Delites.I had made her Crispy Baked Shrimp about 1 week before..and they were so good..I thought I would give her soup a try..absolutely delicious.I simmered mine longer..wanted my beef very tender..and I added a pinch of sugar..this is a tip a delightful octogenarian taught me in Fl..over 20 yrs ago..she was entertaining for Happy Hour at least twice a week..and often for dinners..one night she made us beef and barley soup..as a starter lol..and told me..:"a pinch of sugar for soups such as these make a subtle delicious difference"..she was right.Evelyn..if you can see me from up there..I am doing it..and have been..
Perfect Superbowl Soup Fare:)
I've been stitching..and reading..
I did enjoy the Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry..my books..current reading are on the right toolbar..it was ok good..that's good..for me..:)
On the other hand..just finished Ruth Reichl's book..and I am not a fan.99 pages..it's a quick read...but I was left feeling that she had already talked about her mom in other books..I have read most..and ..so..this one was not necessary.
You know..I lucked out w/ my mom..she was an accomplished artist..smart as all get go.. never once did she give us the impression her life could have been better had she pursued her dreams.She never even said dreams..we all knew she went to Beaux-Arts..we all knew she was very talented..but not because she told us so.
And trust me..her life wasn't all rainbows and roses.
A mom..who loved her family..more than anything and never failed to demonstrate it.
She was made for a painter's apron..yet wore the kitchen one tirelessly and never ever a word of complaint.
My dad used to call her Grace Kelly:)
Lol he had better;)
Above..where my little card is being painted..I do love that palette..it's got ripples..I follow a talented artist on IG and on the web..Jessica Seacrest..she does product reviews and sometimes shows some of her tools..one day she showed this palette.I was smitten..It's my go to at home.
It's a MEEDEN RECTANGULAR WAVY Palette..:)
Fun things to add to your artist tools..
meanwhile I had a viewfinder..that I misplaced..found..and have msiplaced again..
DRIVING me nuts..
But..I did find old 35mm slides.. while looking for my viewfinder.. wow do I ever look different from 20 to 64:(
So funny..we are critical of ourselves..and then we look back and think..geesh..you were fine.
Just fine..really..it's fine:)
So yes This is This Is Us Day and Superbowl Day..there are only 4 reasons that can make me watch football.
The alphabet boys..♥
And they have to be playing.