I got nothing

I’ve completed the left front and very close to completing the right front of the CP Non-Hoodie.  It’s coming along nicely.  The Cascade 220 is really a nice yarn.  I’m still looking at buttons and haven’t found anything that grabs me yet.

My knee has been bothering me a lot and I haven’t been on the treadmill since Monday.  I probably shouldn’t have gone then, either.  I have an appointment on Tuesday to see what the doctor says.  We went and looked at elliptical trainers today.  I tried a few out and it didn’t hurt my knee, so that might be the direction I go.  I’ve got to do -some- form of cardio!

I saw this video and couldn’t stop laughing (and replaying):

Tonight I tried this recipe for an Apple Galette. Hmph. Pastry is SO not my forté.  I followed the directions and used my food processor to make the dough.  Pastry.  Whatever.  I used 5 large Granny Smith apples.  I don’t think I rolled the pastry thin enough, because mine didn’t have enough to fold over as much as the one in the linked recipe.  I had a hard time rolling it out without it cracking apart around the outer edges.  Also, because I used 5 big apples, I had quite a pile of apples and it took forever for them to cook.  Don’t get me wrong, it tasted really good, but instead of the 35 minutes baking time, I ended up baking it for 55 minutes (covered it with foil so the top didn’t burn) to get the apples tender.  I do not think any of this was the recipe, it was all me.  I would probably make this again but roll the pastry thinner and maybe use fewer apples.

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One response

  1. Happens to me all the time…not enough pastry for my fillings (I tend to like LOTS of filling). You can try what I do…make 1 1/2 times the recipe for the pastry. It won’t cost you that much more, and any left-over pastry can be used to bake a couple of small turn-overs.

    (PS: Congrats to your Canadian hockey team for a well-played match against my American hockey team. Well-deserved.)

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