We just painted our dining room after taking down 3 layers of wall paper and waiting 3 months for the plasterer to show up and repair the walls. I'm in love with the color - Benjamin Moore's Tomato Cream Saucde. I plan to use the 18th (?) century reproduction Dutch fabrics in the photo below to make a quilt for the empty wall. I'm itching to start this but will at least finish the Scrappy Trip quilt first.
Poor Len. He hasn't been doing well the past few months and we just found out he has a large malignant tumor on his thyroid. He is on medication and we are trying to keep him comfortable. July 4th won't be fun. He hates fireworks and our neighbor puts on a long, noisy show.
I just finished this book. It's a good summer/beach read. I usually prefer something with a little more depth and less predictable but I enjoyed it nevertheless.
This afternoon I made my guys this pasta salad. It's rotini pasta with onion, celery, red pepper, smoked turkey breast from the deli, bacon, mayo and fresh oregano, tarragon and basil. My husband is dairy free so my son will add shredded italian cheeses to his plate. If you don't have herbs, you can substitute ranch dressing for half of the mayo.
I'm gluten free so I made myself a summer squash soup. I sauteed onion, celery and yellow squash. Then added chicken broth and cooked all until vegetables were completely soft. I added roasted chicken meat from last night's dinner and crumbled bacon. Then I blended it all together and sprinkled dulse flakes on top. It's the summer version of my winter standby which I make with butternut squash.
Everything is better with bacon!
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