Today I realized that small kitchen appliances, like the food they prepare, have seasons. Summer is the season of the food processor- making pesto, salsa and salads. Now, we are entering the season of the immersion blender. V got me one of these as a holiday gift quite a few years ago. Honestly, when I opened the package I was thinking- what on earth am I going to do with this... But I have grown to love it. This is the season of creamy, hearty soups, blended to perfection with the hand blender. Mmmm... Yesterday's lunch was a wonderful blend of sweet potato, broccoli, celery, onion and garlic in a chicken stock base. All blended together to a creamy goodness. Fall and winter is my season for thick soups. Soon we will enter the season of the stand mixer- concocting holiday goodies. Winter is also my traditional season where I rely more heavily on the crock pot. So, even appliances have their seasons.
My back was feeling a bit better today. Still not 100% but better enough that I could do several loads of laundry and get a sewing station set up in the basement. My apron was cut out and I got a start on sewing it.
You can see by the kitty paws below that Spaz helped hold the pieces in place:
Even though I had an eye appointment this afternoon. I still had time when I got home for some cooking. Lasagna for dinner:
V was also busy today. He got the last big pier poured for the deck extension. Isn't he cute with his little cement truck??
He's making good progress on the back:
I hope you all had a productive start to your week as well.