Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Potholders and Kitchen Time

As the days are changing I have been thinking about how light salads and fresh veggies and fruits are not cutting it for dinner. They are great and truly my favorite but the nights are cooler now and I am craving a change. I am still incorporating as much local and seasonal produce just in a different fashion- vegetable soup and beer bread for dinner. Yum.
In preparation for more kitchen time I whipped up some hot pads from Handmade Home using my stash of vintage sheets. I have really gotten a lot of use out of these sheets and still have plenty of bits to use. The hot pads work great and are perfect for taking loaves of bread out of the oven of stirring soup. I am thinking they would be fun holiday gifts as well.
Last year around now I started up the soup swap as a way to share warm recipes and find some new ones to carry through the cooler months. I'm just wondering if there would be any interest in another run?

33 comments:

dmoms said...

that bread looks really good - and the veggies - yum too!

Lisa Anne said...

Those pot-holders are so sweet! My daughter bought me some vintage chicken fabric for my b-day and I have been thinking about making pot-holders! I just love the photos of the life you live, I know you have a busy work and school load but you know how to savor the simple life, thanks!

Joy said...

I'll soup swap with you again! Your potholders turned out so cute! I'm sure those on your holiday list would love them. :)

amy said...

I have been craving soup all week! I would love a soup swap!

The Calico Cat said...

soup swap - why not! (I am making chicken matzo ball soup on Friday.)

Amy said...

Love the potholders! I made some minestrone soup that I'm having for lunch. The kids are requesting mini meatball for dinner tomorrow!

Dee said...

I would love to share and get new ideas in a soup swap. Have a great one for Italian tortellini!

stitching under oaks said...

your potholders turned out just lovely...i'll have to try those. i would love a soup swap, it sounds like fun. soup weather is coming!

Lina said...

Soup swap always sounds good to me! I made my first batch of butternut squash soup yesterday - a sure sign of the arrival of fall. Your pot holders are fun, I could do with some of these...

mamauk said...

I've got a brilliant soup recipe that my two girls love, we have it weekly! I'd be interested!
Rosaleen

Paige said...

Soup season is definitely upon us - I'm making soup tonight for dinner, with grilled cheese. Lovely potholders, too - love that book!

Elizabeth said...

soup swap sounds fun!

it's still warm here this week (in the 80's) but next week we're supposed to be 20 degrees cooler!

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Beautiful potholders!!! and The bread looks awesome too.
I would love to join the soup swap.

Debi said...

Beer bread...yum! I'd love to swap soup!

gardenmama said...

your potholders are sweet!
such coziness and warmth in your days! lovely : )

Katie said...

I am in for a soup swap for sure! Really like your potholders.
Isn't it very Fall like today?

sensiblevermonter said...

I know exactly what you mean about the salads. I made some tonight and as we were eating, my husband and I realized it just wasn't as satisfying anymore. Bread, soup, stew, and warm dishes will all be worked into meal plans starting next week. I would love to hear more about your beer bread recipe!

Kellie H said...

yum yum beer bread.
really soup swap time again.?! really fall is here next week...crazy! I love me some soup, but it hasn't been in the radar for homecooking yet. Did I ever tell you the story about the time a group of us went to Cheesecake Factory and I ordered soup for dessert? Oh how that waitress glared at me.

Julia said...

I love beer bread!!!!

I would definitely be interested in participating in a soup swap.

And those pot holders are so bright and cheery... summer brought right into your kitchen via fabric.

Melissa Goodsell said...

I've been looking at those yummy pot holders too in handmade home, they're so lovely. Yours are gorgeous too!

kraftykash said...

cute potholders! I want to come eat at your house please. :)

Kristyn Knits said...

sounds like a great idea to me!
potholders...adorable!!
beer bread...delicious!!

myinspired♥{sandra} said...

All this looks sooo good....the photos are gorgeous!

Christina said...

I love your pot holders! I had never thought of making round ones. I'll have to store that one away in my mental project bank.

Journeying Five said...

loving the potholders and how you pull out vintage things...i would be interested in a soup swap, what are the details?

Rebekah said...

love the new potholders! I was just thinking about the soup swap the other day and I would definitely be in for another round. I've got a great lentil and spinach soup recipe to share

Andrea, the collector said...

Hear, hear for the soup swap. Love it!

dodi said...

Count me in for soup swap! It'll be a great addition to my new blog! (this'll all make sense when you see my most recent post) Look forward to reading more on the "how to!" :)

Relyn said...

I know! I am getting so eager for soups and stews and chilis. Oh, I do love winter food.

Sandy said...

i love those pot holders and they were the first project that popped out to me an that book.
a soup swap sounds great. i'm off to read what's involved.....i love soup!

Gemma said...

I'll hop on board for the soup swap, too! It is finally feeling like fall today :)

Gemma

kate said...

your potholders are so pretty! i'm loving handmade home and am working on some of the pot holders, too. fun fun!

Stephanie said...

yay! the soup swap! i didn't get to take part this year so please lets do.