Five dreary days in a row, which means lots of inside time. So, this Sunday morning -- all before noon...
In the oven:
Squash roasting away, soon to become a soup, combined with cardamom, cloves, truffle oil and chicken stock. I'll probably top with a goat cheese round and some garam masala to serve later. I have leftovers for tonight, and I like soups best the day or so after I make them, so this will be a Monday meal.
On the stovetop:
Cream, spiked with star anise, cinnamon, fennel seed, nutmeg and cloves, which has been dumped onto a mixture of bitter- and semi-sweet chocolate, which will be split between truffles and hot chocolate (mostly because I had a lot of cream that I needed to use this weekend):
On the living room table:
Scraps from the baby quilts and black, white and green fabrics for a new something or other.
And, best of all...off the needles and almost dry:
The Great-Granny Shawl, another version of the "Snakes and Ladders" shawl I made this summer, this time with Silk Garden Lite and size US8 needles. I soaked in wool wash but blocked very lightly to retain the texture...
Mom, did you want to send this to her, or do you want me to send it?