Monday, January 17, 2011
Another cold and rainy day here in Atlanta. My last day off before returning to my "real" job and frankly, after being locked in the house for days due to miserable weather and a nasty cold with asthma, I finally had to bust out and run some errands. Off to Queen of Hearts to "fluff up" my booths and see what other dealers are bringing in. The front entrance to the Queen is always done up so beautifully and often with delightful whimsy. The decorators did a complete "trunk show" and stylized it with vintage aluminum. I couldn't help but smile as I looked at this marvelous display. The "comfort" feel came from knowing that I have booths in this marvelous location and am proud to be a part of the family of dealers here.
My faboosh sista, gave me this terrific mermaid sign. She found it at a local Ross (who knew?) and bought it for me. It now hangs in my kitchen and I love seeing it every day. Comfort in knowing my sister loves me and reminded of that as I look at my mermaid sign.
And finally, comfort food. Nothing like it. It was still raining and damp when I returned home from my errands. I was craving a family favorite...tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Not one to just open the can, I decided to gild a few lilies.
Seared a few turkey apple sausages (sliced into pennies)in a little olive oil and seasonings. Two cans of Campbell's tomato soup, one can of water and 1 cup of heavy whipping cream and added the seared sausages and the soup is simmering.
Picked up a fresh loaf of Publix 5-grain Italian wheat bread, sliced thin. A little butter in the frying pan, 4 slices of bread, slices of cheese and then a layer of Laughing Cow blue cheese and then last slice of bread and you are making the best ever grilled cheese sandwich. Nothing like a "grilled cheese blue cheese sandwich with tomato soup." Now that is comfort food. My honey couldn't get enough of it...both hearty and healthy.
Have a terrific week everyone and stay comfortable. Sea Witch