...kale, tomato, red pepper and onion crust less quiche. Kale has become my latest great discovery. I had never tried it until a few weeks ago. A soup recipe called for kale. I was a little hesitant to try it because it has a cabbage smell when raw. But after being cooked, I found that the cabbage smell is less. I made a crust less quiche with the kale I didn't put in the soup and some onion and tomato I had on hand. My son Blake loved the quiche and ate it as an after-school snack. He asked me to make it again, but suggested I add red peppers. This morning I made a larger batch with the peppers. This should be enough to last us a few days as breakfasts. This with a piece of toast topped with homemade blueberry jam is definitely a power breakfast!
...starting block #2 of Trisha's college afghan. The college application process is winding down. Trisha has submitted three applications and has one more planned. Acceptance letters should start arriving in about a month. I can't believe that she will be heading off to college in less than a year. This blanket will let her know that her mommy loves her and wishes she could wrap her in hugs all the time.
...working on a pair of hunting socks for Ed. This is my first homespun. Around the time I bought my first drop spindle, I purchased two wheels of pencil roving from a LYS. The wheel had about 1500 yards of roving. I spun the first wheel and chain plied it. It is now becoming a pair of socks for Ed. I have started spinning the second wheel just in case I don't have enough for the pair of socks. The wool is coarse. He will have to wear a softer pair of socks as a lining. This isn't a problem because he says he wears three pairs of socks when he hunts. I told him that he is not allowed to put these socks in the washer. They must be hand washed. I told him I would do it for him. I don't want these to meet the same fate as the sweater I knit of him.
...knitting socks for me. I frogged the Thelonius socks and started a pair of basic socks for myself. I'm in serious trouble if I get lost doing 2x2 rib. This is my take-along project. It fits perfectly in the bag I carry to work. A few rounds on my lunch hour helps make the day brighter.