The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Monday, December 2, 2013

December 2, 2013


It has been an extraordinarily busy time so I am especially thrilled that Shannon and I were able to have an art day this weekend! We pulled out the supplies and spent the afternoon on a project. I thoroughly enjoyed losing myself in the exploration. More of this, please!


Yesterday was a very full with lots of awesome fun, but this was the picture that called me to share itself today - making soup! We had roast chicken earlier in the week - which was going to be soup, but ended up being a roast, and that ended up in the end being made into soup yet again! I realized there are a few things I make like this (and the roast) that I don't really follow a recipe for but that it might be a good idea to write it down so that others can enjoy it too. Sounds like one more project in the works, maybe for next year.


This weekend was very social! I had a little PC tasting party at my place on Saturday and on Sunday we went to visit Lorraine for her birthday. Complete with tea and cookies. Lorraine is always such a good host. You can see her wearing her new gold slippers that we bought her in the photo!


Suzie Ridler said...

Looks like an awesome classic soup to me! Well done Shannon! You know, I really don't feel like I know how to make a roast chicken so if either of you have some basic rules or an outline, I would love to hear about it.

Shannon said...

Yay for awesome social weekends Suzie! I hope the PC tasting party went well, that sounds like a lot of fun. And a tea party with cookies sounds like a fun time too, yay for birthdays!

For the roast chicken, preparation is very similar to turkey (wash, stuff with onion/carrot/celery, and top with salt & butter). I just looked up temperature/time which was 425 for 1 1/2 hrs (or until juice run clear from leg area) and that worked just fine. I basted it once when it was getting a bit crackle-y, and let it rest for 20 minutes which was the recipe recommend and also worked well. Very tender and tasty.

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

I'll attest to the awesomeness of the soup! I think officially adding the way you make it (and the roast) to the family cookbook would be awesome. And yes, I'm totally biased. Yum!

Suzie, that sounds like such a lovely weekend, lots of precious moments. And gold slippers - awesome!

Super late add from me - but I did get it in before it became tomorrow!

Shannon said...

Awesome pic Jamie! Art Day was so much fun and I'm glad we got to enjoy some art-ing at this busy time - and kudos for getting a pic up while it's still today, today!

I'm glad you enjoyed the soup! It will magically become stew tomorrow. It's the meal that just keeps on giving.

Suzie Ridler said...

Wow, those are a lot of art supplies and are we ever a family of marker-lovers, LOL. That's awesome that you two had an art day!

Thanks for the chicken outline Shannon, that helps. Yay! Yes, please add that to the family cookbook Jamie.