Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday in late September 2013 ~ Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Mr. Husband and I were at liturgy for the
Feast of the Exaltation of the Life-Giving Cross
this morning. 

I made bread yesterday!
Details next week, DV.

We had this for dinner ~ Martha
kindly let me know that it is called
caprese salad.
The Heirloom tomatoes were so good with it.

I also fried up some mushrooms and onions,
to be eaten with some sour cream.

It was a simple meal,
but filling.
We hope to eat left-overs tomorrow...
Cleo as you can see wanted this dinner too!
We went to a great book sale today!
I got a whole stack of cookbooks.
The only problem?
Where to put them...
I will be doing some weeding
of my collection of books soon...
One of the cookbooks I got is
the new basics cookbook
which I think is the one that caused Mr. Husband to ask
how many general cookbooks I need...
Clearly we have differing points of view :)
And I saw some bread recipes in it that I want to
look at further...
Most of my cookbooks were either gifts or
found used for a few dollars at most.
I got the facsimile of the original Fanny Farmer Cookbook
and one cookbook that
is for cooking for big groups,
published in 1962;
some others also... they are all wrapped up
for now in storage to be sure no creepy crawlies are in them.
Oh NJ and their bug problems; le sigh.
But boy am I excited to read these and
try some new recipes!
I was looking through an Italian cookbook
the other night was getting some ideas as well...
I finished up 1 and a half wash/dish clothes in our
2 hour plus trip to church
and I must try stockinette soon,
for my upcoming knitting class.
So that's it for me,
what are you doing today?


Martha said...

Happy feast of the Exaltation! That's such a beautiful wooden cross...and I meant to bring basil to church to add to the flowers around the cross.
I'm glad the caprese salad turned out so nicely!
Cleo is so clever, I don't know if our kitty could do that!!!

E Helena E said...

I am always happy to see Cleo's presence!

GretchenJoanna said...

It's a couple of days after, but I am reading recipes today - so we are on the same theme. :-)

And tonight we (new calendar) have Vigil for the Protection of the Holy Virgin, one of our parish feast days. Most Holy Theotokos, pray for us.