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Five years into widowhood, after one year of incredible happiness and nearly 14 years of single blessedness. Have given up perfect manicures and pretty hands in order to resume playing the soprano recorder and to see if I can figure out how to play bluegrass banjo. Singing in the shower. Still really, *really* love to knit!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

“No Roof at the Inn” & Firstborn’s Original Recipe for Texas Skillet

First, the recipe:

1 lb lean ground beef
1 can Rotel (as spicy as you’d like)
1 can drained & rinsed kidney beans (I use light red)
1/2 small pkg of frozen corn (about the equivalent of 2 cans)
1/2 small pkg of frozen green beans (also equal to 2 cans)
chips, salsa, sour cream and cheese

Brown the beef, add Rotel, kidney beans, corn & green beans. Heat until warm through. Place tortilla chips on plate, scoop Texas Skillet over the chips. Sprinkle with cheese and top with sour cream and salsa to taste.

I like to rinse the beans since they are normally packaged in corn syrup. I also prefer to use frozen vegetables over canned since they are fresher and there is less sodium added to the meal.

Notice anything different? Me, neither. The roofers told my friend “tomorrow”, which now, of course, is today. We’ll see.

I had a great time at Knit Night last night. Didn’t stay very long, as my 3:15 wake-up caught up with me, and I found myself dozing over my needles. But over the course of the day, I recaptured all the rows I had frogged on Monday night, and then some.

[Almost]Cozy is taking a little swim, with the timer going so I don’t lose track.

Here she is, stretched out from one corner of the bed to another. And way blurry, I suddenly notice.

I still haven’t invested in modular yoga mat squares; I prefer bending over to pin on the bed, to kneeling on the floor. It’s easier to straighten up, than to stand up. Though I did concede defeat and sacrifice my existing yoga mat to the cause, chiefly because it was only a little wider than the shawl and eliminated the need to measure as I pinned.

I spent about half an hour yesterday morning, threading Peaches and Creme along the edges of the shawl. Because this yarn is so substantial, I didn’t want to use #10 crochet cotton like I sometimes do for my finer pieces. And then I ended up not using it at all when it came time to pin. I just mooshed and smooshed and eyeballed it.

Time to transfer that last picture over to Flickr and thence to Ravelry.

1 comment:

punkin said...

Pretty! Do we get an action shot?

I like the comment you left me about the pink yarn representing the flowers. You made me smile.