now where did I put my hostess apron?
We have our good friends coming for dinner tonight and since it's been so cold out lately, I'm making soup, soup, and more soup. Hippo and Tat (I think?) have both been talking about leek and potato, so I've been inspired to make that, along with a curried carrot soup and maybe a cream of tomato, depending on my mood and how fast I can get this dump tidied up.
This past Monday I had to be down at Boy9's school at 8 a.m. (geez, practically the middle of the night for me) to help cut up fruit and vegetables and make sandwiches for the gesundes Frühstück - a healthy breakfast put on by the mothers who volunteer at the library. The library had organized two German children's authors to come and read excerpts from their latest books, and local merchants donated the food so we could offer the kids a nutritious snack during their mid-morning break. It was a big hit, but there were just tons of carrots left over. I had two 1 kg bags (just over 4 lbs total) thrust upon me to take home. Some mums took four bags, however my kids don't like carrots all that much, either raw or cooked, so they're going into the soup tonight. The carrots, not the kids. Waste not, want not.
Must get chopping...