…but then my camera went berserk and I can’t upload pictures. You’ll have to make do with this post instead.
I’ve been busy, busy, busy lately making Christmas gifts, cooking, and (occasionally) cleaning. I wish I could post all the crafty things I’ve been working on, but the people I’m making them for would have their gifts spoiled, so better to wait until later. I have some pictures of things I’m making for Cate and Meg, but then, like I said, the camera isn’t cooperating.
Here’s a baby blanket I made to send to friends recently. I’ve just started to teach myself how to do crochet edging, so it’s not quite as perfect as I would have liked, but I still think it came out pretty cute.
Speaking of crocheting, I’m teaching myself how to crochet more than just edgings, so here’s another blanket I’ve been working on I ran across on Bella Dia. I’d planned to post pictures of my own, but, you know, the camera.
I’ve also been cooking up a storm. Recently I tried this speedy no-knead bread from the NY Times and we love it! It’s great that I can start it after lunch, and have fresh-out-of-the-oven bread for supper. The other night we had angel hair pasta topped with a homeade marinara and this bread. It was great.
Even better, I made this pound cake for dessert. I made a warm spiced peach sauce to top it. Mmm. (The peach sauce was 8 oz. frozen peach slices, about 1/4 cup honey, a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg, and about 1 tsp of cornstarch. I let it simmer until the peaches were nice and soft – about 10-15 minutes.)
I got a great deal on a turkey the other day, so I roasted it, then used leftovers to make turkey stock yesterday. For supper I made Pennsylvania Dutch turkey pot pie (or turkey and dumplings everywhere else). The girls had a great time “helping” me roll out the dough, and as a bonus, I found a great recipe that didn’t require the use of shortening.
Well, that’s about it for now – the girls and I need to eat some breakfast. I think I’m going to be lazy and give them cereal this morning. I know that they’ll likely object and I’ll end up making oatmeal or scrambled eggs and toast as usual. (I’m so sick of making oatmeal and scrambled eggs.)