I know there’s been a dearth of hound pics the past couple of entries. Well, there’s none today either. Sorry.
I saw this recipe the other day on Tasty Kitchen. Her recipe calls for roma tomatoes which are then thickly sliced. I saw some little “cocktail” tomatoes at the grocery store and thought they’d work. I sliced them in half. They’re really sweet and juicy. I also added some grated parmesan and romano cheeses to the bechamel sauce (and used cheddar and mozza instead of fontina). I also made a mixture of the cheeses and panko to be the topping on the tomatoes for extra tasty and crunchy goodness.
It was really tasty and chewy and crispy and then you get a little hit of sweet tomato. The mustard powder really adds to the flavour. I might back off the amount by a half-teaspoon.
I finished this hat the other night. The Zauberball is a nice soft yarn. Working it on 3 mm needles made a soft drapey fabric. It is a lot softer than the one I did in Noro Silk Garden Sock.
I came across this recipe for “welfare peanut butter cookies“. The name is explained in the blog post. It’s a pretty basic peanut butter cookie. I used butter for the full amount of fat. I didn’t use shortening (I don’t like it). The only ‘problem’ I had was with my choice of baking sheet. I have these two really big aluminum (dull) cookie sheets which are good for certain things, but not necessarily for certain cookies. The cookies I baked on my darker cookie sheets crisped up really nicely and quickly. Note to self – use the dark sheets for cookies next time.
Last night I decided to do a swatch (i.e. I’m starting the sweater and will check after knitting several inches on the cowl) for the Lightweight Pullover. I had been looking at this pattern for a while and realized that I had some Rowan Felted Tweed (bought for the Tangled Yoke Cardigan which I later decided not to make) that would be a suitable yarn. I’ve only knit an inch or so, but I really like the feel of it so far.
A cool, drizzly day here. We had the poopers out for a walk earlier this morning and it was refreshing to need a sweater. Supposed to be cloudy/rainy for a couple of days.