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Friday, May 18, 2007

Granny Along

I've been bitten by the Knit/Crochet/Quilting Bug. I learned that I could be doing handwork while I watch little ones and do my work later. I've had a much more relaxed day, but that might be because I'm still in my pajamas!! Anyway, this is my 1st time to make a granny square with directions with the intent to make many squares. I had to keep these from many hands wanting all the swatches!! I found two old knitting swatches from eons ago and finally took them off the needles. I made this one sorta-kinda in a pentagon and learned where to make it less or more for it to lay flat. It's in a dark red, navy blue and green with a charcoal border. I don't know the fiber content of the navy, but the red is acrylic and the other two are wool. I know, but these are my scraps and I love how they look together!! I will most likely make squares so I can put them together. If I wanted to make pentagons or hexagons, they would probably be coasters or hot pads for tea kettles. If you would like to join me, let me know. If you can send (e-mail) pics of progress, I'd be glad to post them with your notes or comments!! I'm planning on making one per day. So, in about 2 months I should have enough for a throw, if I don't get sick of them. I would LOVE to make Ellen Bloom's "Vintage Afghan" on grannyalong (dot) blogspot (dot) com. I think it's an easy way to start if you don't want to switch colors.

Thursday, May 3, 2007


I was hunting for something else to make with the hamburger, potatoes and onions. I came across this recipe and decided to fix it. At the table I added cottage cheese. It was like...mmmm...lasagna, ummm,uh, ok, potatoe lasagna...lasagna cassarole...CASSAROLLI!!! I raise the flag to lay claim to this new word for this dish. Tonight, I make-a cassarolli! (obviously said with an accent--yes, italian)

"Tomato Concentrate" -I had it, it sounded close enough to tomato soup
I forgot I wanted to add Celery
Oh, and the beans...the recipe said kidney, but I figured Garbanzo, Split-Pea, Black-Eyed Peas, Pintos and Lentils would work.

Yeah, Cook Meat...add spices, throw in crockpot and forget it til the Potatoes are done(roughly 3hrs on High). Real Difficult. Oh, the Beans had already been soaked and cooked.
The recipe said to cook meat then put all in the oven to cook for 2 hours (1hr covered, 2nd uncovered) I didn't want to think about a spill-over on the the crockpot.