I'm noticing a trend here at HeyLucy. Weekends seem to be full of good cooking lately. I've been stocking my freezer pretty regularly now, and since the weather really turned this weekend, it's a comforting feeling to know that now on those chilly evenings when I get home from work I can pop something really delicious in the oven and have a nice warm dinner. Saturday night Mr. Heylucy and I made albondigas soup, and doubled the amount of meatballs so we could stick a bunch in the freezer. I love soup season! Hopefully Mr. Heylucy will start chopping wood and we can sit by the fire and eat soup. That is one of my favorite things about cold weather.
I also did a little baking this morning. Since starting my healthy eating plan earlier this year, I haven't done much baking, but I thought it was time for a treat, so I made some bread pudding with a loaf of brioche. I thought I'd savor the last of the summer berries, and added fresh blueberries and strawberries. Oh my, it was so delicious and decadant.
And after baking (I wish I had smell-o-vision for you):
It was crispy on the top and custardy underneath, and even though I thought I was a little stingy with the berries while I was making it, there really were plenty, since they sort of melted into it everywhere. Yum.
I worked on some things for the shop too, but didn't finish as much as I would have liked. Still, there are a few things listed and more well underway. I finished my second book, but didn't have time to take pictures, so it won't be there before tomorrow night. I really hope to have a few more pincushions with matching needlebooks added by the end of the week, as well as three little chicks. Meanwhile, I tidied up a sock monkey I made ages ago and added some finishing touches to her outfit, so she is looking for a good home:
The bunny is stenciled and quilted. I love toile, but I think it might not be quite as stylish as it once was, so I think this gives it a nice little modern twist. The gardening scenes in this particular pattern made me think of Peter Rabbit. I hope I didn't give these two gardeners nightmares by superimposing a giant bunny on them. He's coming to eat their cabbages!