I am now officially on Annual Leave although I worked till 7am this morning. I had quite a lot of leave accrued, so I'm taking April off!
I gave the monochrome "Ombre Basket" to a friend at work who has been hinting that she'd like some of my work, she adores it. It's nice to have your work appreciated. I started another last night before work and I have nearly finished it this evening.
A search through the racks at Spotlight turned up a nice charcoal grey although you can't really see it in that photo, a pewter grey and a silver. I'll take a better one when I've finished and hopefully in better light.
The WG has been wanting more soup with the weather being so nasty so after dinner tonight I made another leek, potato and bacon soup. Seeing as the two litres I made last time was devoured in one afternoon, I got out the big gun, my 5 litre stock pot and made double the quantity. My taste testers did their thing as it cooled to be divided up into containers, they had a bowl each and said it was very tasty. Lets hope I can get it to the freezer this time!
I have a bacon bone in the freezer that I will use to make up some vegetable soup as well with barley, split peas and fresh vegetables like pumpkin, celery, kumara (sweet potato), carrots and parsnip.
While I am on holiday I plan to put some meals in the freezer. It will help the Hubs out on evenings that I work. Part of my drive to be better organized.
Tomorrow we have the Wee Girl's school gala, then I will do some baking to fill up the tins for the last week of school. I plan to make brownies and some cupcakes.