Craft and Food Roundup
Here's a quick craft and food roundup post while Arlo naps…
I've been knitting a lot lately, what with the cold weather and pregnancy tiredness. Here's what I've made, with Ravelry links for more info:
2. Mittens for Arlo and Everett - I used yarn with a very slow color change, so I had to make two pairs in order to get the colors to match. Plus I like Everett and want his hands to be warm too!
3. Bulky pink mitts - made for my coworker as part of the Pay It Forward meme that went around Facebook at the beginning of the year.
4. Toddler sophisticate sweater for Arlo - I love this sweater! The only problem is that the buttons are a little small, so the front tends to pop open. He still wears it a lot though; it makes me happy :)
As for food, I don't think I ever wrote about our Thanksgiving meal this year. We almost made it all vegetarian (since the majority of our guests were vegetarians), but we ended up buying a small turkey roast (essentially a bag of white meat; not that appetizing, but easy to cut) so that we'd be able to have turkey sandwiches the next day. We also had lentil salad, golden crusted brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, buttermilk mashed potatoes, and rolls from Little T. For dessert, we had apple pie (my standard Damn Fine Apple Pie recipe from In the Sweet Kitchen) and pumpkin pie. The pumpkin pie tasted good, but it was a little runny in the middle even after reaching 175F. I think I had the same problem last year. Next year I need to remember to bake it a little longer.
And a list of recent meals worth making again:
- 30-minute shrimp and sausage gumbo - This was fast and tasty
- Pan-roasted flank steak with garlic, potato and blue cheese gratin, and steamed broccoli
- Pasta with hashed brussels sprouts and pine nuts - Mmm, brussels sprouts! This dish came together quickly and was yummy
- Chicken tikka masala - Next time I might try using okra in place of the chicken (I'm still trying to recreate the bhindi masala I used to get at Darbar in Palo Alto)
- Sopa seca with black beans - This was my first time making fideos, and they were good!