Silva Rhetoricae made the live auction! This means it will probably sell for more than the actual material + labor I put into it, which is nice for me and for the school.
I spent most of the afternoon chopping veggies for Gumbo Zeb. Yesterday our first basket came from Grace's Garden, so it seemed a good time to make a big batch of the Gumbo Base for the freezer. I follow the recipe in Crescent Dragonwagon's Dairy Hollow House Soup and Bread cookbook, which may just be my favorite cookbook of all time. But, like my quilts, gumbo turns out to be a little improvisational. Making gumbo is an all-afternoon job, and I'm tired and looking forward to eating it for dinner, and taking it to the fellowship meal Sunday.
So for dinner I cooked a pot of rice, mixed about 4 cups of the gumbo base with equal amount of chicken stock, browned some Andouille sausage and we're good to go. The rest of the base will cool and then be packaged up for future gumbo feasts.