I finally made the cheesy beef and rice casserole last night. I served it with my homemade sauerkraut on the side. Lil' bruddr mixed it right in. It was delicious. Both Lil' Bruddr and Husband loved it. I also thought it was pretty good ;)
We enjoyed an evening of eating food, watching "The Avatar," and drinking tea. There is a lot of tea talk in some of the episodes of "The Avatar" and our friend who just went to China brought back some jasmine tea and tea cups for me. I could not resist.
I'm currently growing a sourdough starter that I hope to use this weekend to make my first loaves. (pictures in progress) I want to see if I can find some stone loaf pans. We have money set aside this month for kitchen purchases. We are also going to get a stainless steel skillet. This is part of my quest to eliminate the non-stick coating stuff we have.
Today we will buy a leg-of-lamb roast which I will roast up on Sunday. This is brand new territory and an expensive experiment. Lamb is running about $8.75 per pound. That's not cheap. I've decided that I don't want to do a rare roast as is suggested in Nourishing Traditions. I'm going to do a long, slow roast and try to get it to be all melty. Then I'll use the extra to make individual shepherd's pies, and the bone will of course be turned into broth.
On the ttc front, we tried to get my blood test done yesterday but got to the clinic too late. We will try again today. But I'm not feeling pregnant and am not hopeful. I mostly want to make sure that I'm producing enough progesterone to sustain a pregnancy.