still hat weather

so I’ve started knitting another one:

Smaller Turn-a-Square Hat

I’m using some Cascade 220 Heathers in #4011 “sparrow”, and Noro Silk Garden #244.  I should have enough to make a pair of matching mittens.  The colourway of the Noro is quite enticing:

aqua, turquoise, gold, tan, purple

It rained a lot yesterday and in the night.  We spotted a break in the rain after supper (oh, that reminds me – comment about supper …) last night and whisked them out for a stretch.

Is this the greyhound equivalent of head:desk?

I had a blade roast I was going to do in the crock pot.  I found this recipe a few weeks ago: 3 Packet Pot Roast & Gravy. Look at the photos – doesn’t it look yummy? It uses a ranch dressing packet, and Italian dressing packet and a gravy packet as the seasoning blend for the roast. I don’t mind ranch dressing, I can take it or leave it. The big fella, however, abhors it.  I thought with the gravy flavouring and the Italian, the ranch wouldn’t be so noticeable.  After an hour or so of cooking, though, blech!  The aroma was overpowering and disgusting me.  So I took the roast out, rinsed all the seasoning off, cleaned out the crock pot, then cooked it with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and a bit of water.  It was very, very good!  And I made just regular gravy with it.  Yum.  But if you dig ranch dressing, give that recipe up there a try!


One thought on “still hat weather”

  1. Well, I did give it a try — before I read the end of your post! Or I might not ever have tried it. It — that 3-packet pot roast, I mean — turned out fine for me, but I get what you mean about the aroma in the early cooking hours. It got better later.

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