Saturday, March 31, 2007

Good Eats

This will be a quick post, since the parents are up visiting for the weekend. Suffice it to say, there will be a lot of eating happening chez Libran.

We had Brunswick stew, kale, and homemade buttermilk biscuits for dinner last night, with chocolate tapioca pudding for dessert. Tonight's dinner will be black bean soup, pork tenderloin with a blackberry-ancho chili sauce, and assorted roasted root vegetables, with flan for dessert.

Tomorrow I'll once again try making tiramisu. I found the right kind of ladyfingers; they are harder than the ones in grocery store. The grocery store ladyfingers are more like sponge cake and tend to fall apart when dipped in coffee. I'll give a full report later.

Knitting News
Not much knitting has transpired this week. I haven't had the will to get up at 5:30 in the morning and that is my prime knitting time. I need to get back to it, though. Mom says the girls are getting tall, so if the sweaters aren't finished soon, Jenna and Christine will be wearing cropped, 3/4 length sleeve sweaters instead of regular sweaters.

I got home yesterday to find a package on the front porch. What could it be? A surprise from my secret pal? Yarn that I forgot that I ordered? No, it was a copy of the Yarn Harlot's new book! I started reading and was not disappointed. It's a good, easy read.

Spring Has Sprung!
Spring has finally arrived. Our backyard is now looking quite green.

The plum blossomed this week and I fear the blossom time is going to be short. Plum blossoms against the morning sky:

Emma swears there's nothing better than a nap in the afternoon sun:

Eagle Cam
Ever wonder what life is like high atop a tree in an eagle's nest? Take a look. You won't be able to see anything at night, however. It gets a bit dark.
Happy knitting!


Sheepish Annie said...

"Hi" to the parents! Hope that Mom is doing well (I assumed this was your parents...could be Tom's, I suppose! But they get a "hi" as well)

The dinners sound fantastic! I, of course, am eating frozen pepperoni pizza. But I know good food when I see it (or hear about it) and I'm just drooling over here.

Happy Spring!

Anne said...

Sounds like a great weekend with your folks! Ah... spring in Virginia. Before the humidity all is good.

Anonymous said...

It is your secret pal here! There is a package going into the mail for you on Saturday, so be on the lookout for it!
Your meals sound wonderful! I am hungry just reading about them!

Have a great week!
Your Secret Pal

Anonymous said...

It is your secret pal again! There is a package on the your mail!

Your Secret Pal