Yeah, I couldn’t think of a catchy title. So sue me! 😉
We’ve been keeping busy around here. On Friday I went to Saskatoon to take my dad to the airport (and maybe a little bit of shopping and lunching was done …). Can you believe that I didn’t set foot in a yarn store? My sister wanted to go to Michael’s, so I was looking at yarn there and went to ask about the coupon from the flyer – I explained to the half-wit clerk that I was from out of town and hadn’t received the flyer, and she said they didn’t give them out at the till any more and that I had to go home, go online and print it off. Uh, I just told you that I was from OUT OF TOWN. Grrr. She pissed me off, so I put back the sock yarn and decided against the Patons Classic Wool in “leaf green” that I was thinking of buying a sweater’s worth. Idiots.
At lunch we tried the feature dessert, which was campfire s’mores. I found this recipe on epicurious that I think is pretty close to what we had. It was served with a chocolate coulis-type drizzle and mini scoops of vanilla and chocolate ice cream. It was very, very good!
The weekend was pretty quiet. We had a fair bit of rain off and on (and started again Monday night) and poured ridiculously until about 7 last night, at which time we got the poopers out for a good brisk walk.
I did a bit of knitting:
I have both heels turned, and this one past the gusset decreases. Such a cute pattern!
While looking at some recipe sites, I found a new brownie recipe to try:
Click through here for the recipe. I made the double batch to fill a 9×13 pan. I made just the single batch of the icing. It’s nice – it’s not too sweet and I put a thin layer on when the brownies were still warm. The recipe doesn’t have any baking powder or soda, so I expected it to be quite heavy and dense. But it’s not!
This recipe uses cocoa not melted chocolate, so it’s not as dark brown as other ones I’ve made. I also was a bit sceptical about the whipping cream added to the batter, but it turned out very tasty and chocolatey. Yummm!
I had a few pics on the camera that I hadn’t uploaded:
(Click here if you don’t know what I’m talking about.)