More rain this morning! Nice, soft, gentle, and hopefully, persistent.
I bought this material last week and plan to cut into it today.
Going through some of the stuff at Laddie's, I found these odds and ends of buttons and an old buckle(?). Everyone saves buttons; buttons can probably be found in 0ver 90% of junk drawers nation wide. There are button jars and loose buttons and buttons still in the little paper envelopes-- multiplying and waiting for the next occasion of their being put to use.
The important one is the Sledge button - my mother's father was a dentist, but he also owned a general store in Castor, LA. (Wickipedia lists Castor as a village; its current population 209. It could never have been much more than that.) I believe he bought the store in the 1920's. The Sledge button must have been on some promotional item in the store.
I made some of the lentil/spinach soup yesterday...it was good. Fee liked it...but it wasn't heavenly. Don't get me wrong, if I hadn't tasted Sunshine's lentil/spinach soup, I wouldn't even quibble, but I had and this just wasn't as good.
The recipe made a big batch, so some of it is in the fridge for today's lunch, and a couple of bags are now in the freezer and will be greatly appreciated a few months from now. In the meantime, I will attempt to find out the secret to the soup of the gods served at Sunshine Health Food's restaurant.
I love soups. Here are a couple more recipes that sound good to me; I must try this dilled tomato and eggplant soup and this roasted eggplant and tomato soup from Epicurious soon. Then, if they are really good, I'll make a batch to freeze for those fall and winter months when soup is even tastier.