It was a good evening for soup. And fresh dinner rolls. Isn't it always a good evening for fresh dinner rolls?
We enjoyed 50° weather here today, while friends a mere two hours away were already being blanketed by large, white flakes falling swiftly from the sky. It was actually balmy as I fed the chickens some organic lettuces early this afternoon. Late in the day, the clouds rolled in and slowly rain started to fall, causing the temperatures to drop a bit. By dinner, the sleet had started.
Abigail, Collin, and I had plans to attend the Project Linus workday tomorrow, but if school is cancelled, so is the workday. The past three months we've had snow enough that we haven't been able to get together, and the blankets aren't being made quickly enough. But! Have you ever heard the expression that God is never early or late, but always right on time? It's so true! We want things right now! Can't wait! Last month, Pat, my friend who coordinates our local Project Linus group, received a phone call from the hospital asking for blankets. She explained that because of the weather, there was a shortage, and she had none to donate. Shortly after, that afternoon? the next day? ( I can't remember now.) a package arrived at her home. The package contained six blankets, and had been donated by a woman in another state. She "randomly" chose to donate to the Linus chapter in our area. I say there's nothing random about it; God works in His time!
I'm very anxious for our new gas logs to be installed. I'm even beginning to get a bit impatient. We kept saying how nice it would have been to have the fire going as we worked on the fireplace. And then I grouted, and had to strike the grout. All of a sudden I was ever so thankful that the logs hadn't been installed, because striking the grout makes a mess and sends sand-like particles of concrete falling to the floor, and even into the firebox. Had the logs been installed, they would have been covered, and it would have been very difficult to clean them. God's timing is good and right all of the time!
Back to the soup- you can find my recipe here. Pat recently brought the same soup to our quilt club meeting. I asked her for her recipe, and sure enough, it was just like mine. Don't forget to have some fresh dinner rolls to accompany it!