Saturday, March 20, 2010

sweet aroma

We're cooking today, Saturday's are great for that if we are both home. With just the 2 of us living under this roof we don't do near as much cooking as we used to, for the simple reason that we don't eat as much! But last Sunday I had lunch at my friend, Jeanette's, and she had prepared this recipe for us. She also made the apple coleslaw referenced in the FamlyFun post, it was great on the sandwich with the spicy meat. I wish you could get a whiff of the smell coming out of my crockpot! I highly recommend it! I had to purchase 3 things that were new ingredients for us: hoisin sauce, 5 spice powder and sesame oil.
I think these are staples for many people in this world, but had not before been in demand in this household. I think I might have used sesame oil before in something. Now I probably have a lifetime supply of 5 spice powder on hand, so I should be looking for more ways to use it.
It's a lovely morning here, no alarms to wake us, sun shining. Bob is on his way to the grocery store to replenish our larder, I am cleaning a bit (a very little bit) and then planning to finish a quilt on the frame for Leisl. She has made 2 matching quilts that will be going to her sister's new condo on the east coast, so I am happy to have a little piece of me going to the beach!
My feet are 10 times better today, even after spending all day Friday walking while working at the store, and this morning I used a new arch support in my tennis shoes and was able to walk on the treadmill with very little discomfort. It's a miracle!


MissesStitches said...

Those sandwiches sound awesome! Glad you found some relief for your tootsies.

GailM. said...

I can almost smell those wonderful aromas from here in blogland. There are many recipes that use 5 spice spice. I use it at Christmas time to make a batch of 5-spice nuts. jI make a big batch and use them for little hostess gifts. There are many recipes on the internet. I like the less sweet ones.

Pam said...

Thanks for the idea, Gail--I'm off to google!

Selvage Quilter said...

Pam, I'm enjoying your blog. Those are very cool socks you have there too. Now I'm going back to check out your recipe!