Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ahhh, what patient waiters you have been. Finally a peek at that recipe I tried over the weekend - Pappa al Pomidoro. After a quick trip to the store for a couple of ingredients that weren't on hand, I got busy chopping.
In no time at all the soup was simmering on the stove top.
Bread cubes ready for the oven to become croutons.
And in no time we were ready to enjoy our delicious dinner.
For our family of three, there were two full meals and still enough for Hubby and I to have lunch. This one is definitely going into the file to be used again and again.
Now for a look at my recent hexagon progress. I've been basting pieces for the stars.
That's 1/3 yard of fabric reduced to 1/2" hexagons - enough to complete 6 more stars. Once these are used up, I'll still have about 20 stars to go.
Also my little stack of small diamonds is growing taller by the day. I still haven't figured out exactly how many I will need.
Honestly, at this point I don't think I really want to know. It will be a lot and I don't want to get discouraged.
It's getting close to the end of the semester for The Princess. A couple of evenings back, she asked Dad to give a critique on a class project. Don't they look intent? I hope she never stops coming to us for help or advice.

25 comments:

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

That soup looks mighty good. Soup is one of our Sunday night staples. And I love Ina-I make her recipes all the time. I recently made her Bay Scallops au Gratin which were fabulous.

Sara said...

The soup looks good. And all those hexi's! Yipes!

Screen Door said...

OK-- probably a silly question, but do you take the papers out of your hexes? If you do-- do they come out before or after you stitch them together? I just know I would end up sewing the papers into the block.

Karen said...

You fix the most interesting meals!

Quilt Hollow said...

Food at your place always looks so good! That's alot of hexis. Princess with her dad..priceless.

KC Quilter said...

Mmmmm...that soup looks divine! As do the hexes! Loving hexes myself these days. And, gosh, doesn't your daughter look like her daddy???

paula, the quilter said...

Not only do they resemble each other but they have the same expression. I love soups and could eat them all the time, but CarGuy would not stand for that. :(

Jeanne said...

The soup looks very inviting and those hexagons are adding up. You have a lovely family, Libby.

Nadine said...

Hey, dear Libby..... this looks soooo yummy, wouldn't you give us the recipe ????

Hmmmmm, seeing your hexes growing reminds me I should go back to mine ;>), I need A LOT of them !

Hugs & smiles from me to you,
XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Susie said...

I've seen Ina make that soup and have been tempted to try it. My only hesitation is the fennel which is not my favorite seasoning. Is it strong or subtle in the soup?
(looks absolutely yummy!)
xo

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Oh my gosh! Now I am SOO hungry! That soup looks soooo yummy :o)

Your daughter is very pretty!

Candace said...

Now that's my kind of soup, Libby! And is that your homemade tomato sauce I see? Can't believe how many hexagons you've done! And what a nice picture of hubby and the Princess!
Cheers!

Lea said...

Hooooooray for you hexagons!

The soup looks sooooo yummy. I need to try it out.
Ina is my cooking idol also. :-)Your hubby and Princess's picture make me a smile. (and I imagine of future Mindy and my hubby.*LOL):-D

dee said...

Oooo, we love that recipe Libby. What a sweet picture of your two favorite people.

I made beer can chicken last night but I didn't have any beer so I used coke...OMG was that good. There's just nothing like it and now that I got a stand that holds the chicken it's walk-away easy. Best roast chicken ever. I use the rub from Weber web site. Luscious!

kjquilts said...

Yummy!

QUILTILNLG IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Libby--soup's sounding "yummy" and all those tiny heXagons--good for you--keep it going, girl!!! Like the quilt too on the earlier post. Also I wanted to let you know that your package was put in the mail this afternoon--Enjoy!!
Thanks--keep stitching--Just, Di

quiltmom said...

That is quite a collection of tiny hexagons- Libby - it looks like you are making good progress.
The soup recipe sounds delicious- ( so does Bay Scallops Au Gratin)I love soup and the weather here has turned cool for spring so soup would be a perfect dinner.
Thanks for the link to the free patterns- there are some really lovely ones there. I am looking for a pattern for a couch quilt - right now .I am leaning to trip around the world ( one of Bonnie Hunter's patterns). My sister in law is wanting to have a quilt that is not too patterned - something that will soften the stark whiteness of the sofa. The sofa has big pattern along with the whiteness so she wants to tone down the whiteness but not to have excessive pattern.. It is an interesting challenge...
Thanks for sharing,
Regards,
Anna

Catherine said...

That soup looks delicious!
Your ready-to-stitch hexagons look so inviting! Don't think about the big numbers you need -- just what you need for each block.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Dinner looks delicious! Such moments with our children, regardless of their age, are more precious than gold.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Good morning Libby!

I am eating my breakfast and wishing that I was eating some of your soup instead of eating my toast!

You are really moving along with your hexagon! How did you choose your fabrics? Did you buy a lot of your border fabric?

Bunny said...

My mouth is watering and I just ate a bowl of veggie ww soup. Yours looks yummy. Thanks for visiting my blog and your very kind words.

Guðrún said...

You have a lot of hexies ready to be sewed together. It always makes my heart take an extra beat when my children want my help or advice so I know what you mean.

aprilquilts said...

Love the hexagons! What yardage did you purchase for the black? Is that the only consistent color used? I know it is scrappy. What size are your finished hexagons? Your quilt is so inspiring!!

Judy said...

Love the soup recipe, might have to try it later in the fall, but it did lead me to a wonderful pizza one to try now! YUM all around! Hexagons are looking like they are slowly coming around!

MARCIE said...

OK I printed the recipe, now I need a little help. I have no idea what ciabatta is. and is that a fennel bulb in the photo? I am gonna get Becky to make this!