Saturday, March 29, 2014

Five o'clock somewhere

Looks like our weekend has gotten off to a good start!
Our old college friend Corky came over from Greensboro and we made Noodle Soup together and downloaded Hearthfire for Skyrim on our Xbox and proceeded to act like we were still nineteen, which in actuality we are.....  now Hearthfire...... my my my! You build houses! You decorate them!! Did they create this game just for ME?! You should see the house I am building.......

It has been my intention every day this week to make something, but all I managed were some good meals, some really good brownies, drank a few beers, went to a couple of production meetings at the theater and did stuff with Gerry. Life just gets in the way sometimes.....

I am now committed to doing two plays for May. I have never worked on two productions at the same time, we'll see how this goes, but the crew for both shows are the best around, should be a fun time for all.

BTW, THANKS! to all of you for your comments about the Lark book, it was all of you that encouraged me to apply in the first place, so a big thanks to you for the support  xoxo

a lovely bowl of noodle soup, bowl from my great pal Meredith Heywood, it is beyond soulful. The camera has sort of distorted the size, it looks like a wee little bowl, but it's not really. It's a perfect size.

In a previous post about making this soup I tried to describe what the noodle prep should look like, here it is. Make these little sliced doughs into coils and flatten them

It was fun to watch these two trying to roll, flatten and then pinch off one inch pieces of dough for the pot. They did a great job, slow, but it tasted good just the same. They aren't going to be making this for two thousand monks like our friends that taught us any time soon, but it will do for the three of us!


Anna M. Branner said...

It's rainy here today...soup sounds a good idea! I have a show the end of April and between keeping an eye on Greg and battling the weather yucks I am a bit behind. Who WANTS to go into a chilly studio to make pots? Come on Spring!

littlemancat said...

I made the soup - well, half of the soup. I had some soba noodles that needed to be used so used them instead of the real deal "monk" ones.
And it was so good! Baby bok choy, celery, mushrooms, onion and red pepper for heat. Next time I'm doing those noodles!
So thanks again. Glad you had fun with your old pal - so nice to be with someone who knows you both from way back.

cookingwithgas said...

Hey, that bowl looks great.
We tired and happy over here in caryville.
Getting ready to head back over to the hospital. I need soup and sleep

Tracey Broome said...

SOUP! Yes, it has been a year for it!
Anna, I am so ready for Spring studio time and a little bird has built a nest in there, just getting ready for me
Mary, so glad to hear yo made the soup, it can certainly be a base for all sorts of other ingredients, but worth trying the hand made noodles sometime.
Meredith, I cannot wait to see photos!!!!!!

Michèle Hastings said...

a weekend of play is needed every so often, and most of us don't do it enough!
The soup and noodles is still on my "to make" list.

oldgreymareprimitives said...

I hope you can pause and look back and hear how happy your posts are now compared to awhile back with the stress of creating and see that now you are creating these wonderful daily joys and your creativity is flowing constantly. I am just beginning to see it happen for me also and damn i'm happy for the both of us <3

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Michele, git 'er done :) as good a cook as you seem to be, you will love this!
Suzan, yep, really happy, very low stress level these days. Got my priorities all lined up as you seem to be doing!!! Yay for us!

Vicki said...

That soup looks so good!
And, I've gotta get a glass like that :)

Trish said...

What a great weekend!.. I need soup!! Cheers. T.

Anonymous said...

LOVE that glass! I'm so excited to see you in the book, the library is sending it to me very soon. Congratulations!