Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday morning- hungry girls wait for pink valentine pancakes
Wow, that's pink. Pepto Pink. But yummy.
Hanging out at the house....
Pete wearing the world's saddest oven mitts
Just before jammie time
Later- so tired!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Then I visited the bakery, and there were no cookies to be had. So I bought something resembling this:
Except, the sugar cookie kind.
As they cooked, they looked like melting ice cubes of cookie. Now they are a slightly squarish round.
I fully expect they might take my baking merit badge for this one.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Since I'm not a fan of the highest of all Hallmark Holy Days, what's February good for? Well, two of my favorite people have birthdays this month. That's exciting. Emma is 7 now, which is amazing and wonderful....and the end of the month brings Pat just that much closer to 30. HA!
What else? Hmm. A gray day every now and then can still have its charm:
Look at that sky....
And....cold-weather cooking! Although this week I didn't really plan properly, last week I cooked a lot, and we ate well all week. I made broccoli soba noodles, and we cooked chicken in the cast-iron grill pan. I also made Fusilli alla Crazy Bastard from the January issue of Food and Wine. Beet greens, garlic, oven-roasted tomatoes and goat cheese, topped with toasted walnuts and parmesan....yum yum yum. I heart Mario Batali (although not this newest PBS series he's got going on) and his cronies. And I think I see some oven-fried chicken in our future, maybe with mashed sweet potato/red potato.
The knitting, I am somewhat stalled on. Truthfully, I have been too tired to knit, which is like saying I am too tired to breathe or read. I managed a new hat for Emma on the round-trip to CT this weekend, but I still have not sewed the seam or taken its picture. It looks like the last one, or like a larger version of the hat in this picture:
Maybe I will get motivated tomorrow. It is LOST night....and simple knitting is good for TV watching.