Well, hello! How are y'all? Is spring treating you well? How was your Easter? I can hardly believe that it has come and gone. We spent the weekend in Austin, and hosted Abby's friends who couldn't make it home for the holiday. We resumed our annual Easter Croquet Tournament from years past, in a vacant courtyard outside her condo. It was a joy to share the day with these wonderful young people. We made a ten pound ham, three huge pans of scalloped potatoes, four pounds of asparagus, 4 cans of crescent rolls, a massive bowl of cranberry-walnut salad, and two desserts, which left us with just enough to send home a small container of leftovers with everyone! It's official, our daughter's first holiday in her own home was a success :)
As is typical here in North Texas, one day it's spring, the next day it's summer, then back to spring again. Right now it's 74 out, with 84% humidity, ugh. So the garden is coming together in bits, but it really is just so nice to be outside anyway. I'm going with simplicity this year. We'll be traveling some over the summer, and I need the garden to be able to live without me for a few days at a time, you know?
Our projects around here seem to be a bit of a cha-cha lately, one step forward, and well . . . . you get it, I'm sure. I'm finally almost done with the kitchen, can't wait to show you all! I left my camera card in Austin over Easter, so as soon as I make it to WM for a replacement, I'll get that photo'd to share.
One project that was a bit of a fail was the sourdough. Not that it didn't come out well, because the starter worked perfectly and the bread was delicious. But we had been eating sort of paleo-ish recently, and bringing gluten back into my diet caused some surprising negative symptoms for me. I instantly started having afternoon headaches again, and waking up with a queasy feeling every day. After being a lifelong pasta addict, I certainly didn't guess that I would have that kind of a reaction. So anyway, we're back on a more clean diet again, and I have to say that I'm feeling almost back to 100%. Interesting, isn't it? I have Pinned some really delish Paleo-sort of recipes, if you're looking for some you'll find them here. I say Paleo-ish because we're really not all that strict with ourselves, I still use cheese and cream, and I'm not giving up my wine! But it is great to be eating more fresh, unprocessed foods. I have lots of recipe ideas to share with you guys in the future!
Wishing you all a happy Monday and a lovely week! Be back soon, xoxo