Sunday, November 30, 2014

GAL #24, 25 & 26

Once again, I'm not keeping up with my knitting.

I've enjoyed the Narnia Series, especially the two versions of Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, and the different versions on both TV and Movies.  I had fun with this square too, because this was my second attempt using three colors.  I'm still not even sure which will be the front.

The is the first Current Television Show.  The square was originally titled Atom, but it is the atom used in The Big Bang Theory logo.  As I talked to knitting friends, the phrase know most from the series, was "Bazinga".  Unlike other charts, I had all three colors floating while using the yelow.

Growing up, I played with may different building sets, but my favorite, even today, are Legos!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Slow Cook Friday: Beef Stew?

I skipped the recipe and went with what I had in the kitchen plus a couple things.

2# Beef. I got the cubed because it was cheaper
Mushrooms (manager's sale)
Chili peppers
Left over bell pepper
Asparagus (BB)
Red potatoes (BB)
Bean (from the garden, including pods)
Couple handfuls of fresh cranberries
Kidney beans
Few leaves of Basel
Beef stock from cubes

Tossed all in slow cooker on low for 8 hours.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Slow Cook Friday: Clam & Bacon Chowder

CLAM & BACON CHOWDER  (From Get Crocked E-Book)

4 (6 1/2 oz.) cans clams
1/2 lb. bacon, diced
1 lg. onion, chopped
6 to 8 lg. potatoes, pared and cubed
3 c. water
3 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 c. half and half cream or milk
3 to 4 tbsp. cornstarch

Cut clams into bite sized pieces if necessary. In skillet, saute salt pork or bacon and onion until golden brown; drain. Put into Crock Pot with clams. Add all remaining ingredients, except milk. Cover; cook on high 3 to 4 hours or until potatoes are tender.

During the last hour of cooking, combine 1 cup of milk with the cornstarch. Add that and the remaining milk and stir well; heat through. Serve in large bowls with crusty French bread.


Side note.  We had a pumpkin patch at work.  Under the pumpkins were put a few potato plants.  These were from potatoes that started growing in my kitchen, from a batch of BB potatoes.    I put one in the microwave last night, and it was just like the potatoes I usually get.  Half the potatoes in today's recipe came from that batch.