Sunday, February 27, 2011

Noro Kureyon Keyhole Scarf

Yahoo! Actually finished this and wove in all of the ends and am blogging it! This pattern was from Ravelry. Two skeins of Noro Kureyon 229 and the keyhole scarf is done. It is a gift for my friend Kristi.. though I doubt she will use it much till next winter.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pumpkin Cookies

2 cups shortening
2 cups white sugar
2 cups canned pumpkin
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons butter
8 tablespoons milk
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup packed brown sugar

Cream shortening, white sugar and pumpkin. Add eggs and mix well. Sift together the baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt and flour. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
Drop from spoon to cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees F.

To Make Frosting: Cook butter, milk, and brown sugar until dissolved. Cool and add confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Spread over warm cookies.

Obama And The Unions

Tell me why the average American has to show up for work to get paid when the Democrats in Wisconsin and Indiana have gone off on vacation instead of the doing the job they are paid to do... Mmm, maybe it is a directive from the White House??

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Finished Stuff Yippee!

Have things that are done.. but aren't really done. Surely, you know what I mean?? Doesn't everyone have those projects that need just a little bit done to call them finished? I have other items that need that small finishing touch-but it seems I like to "start" things more! There are so many things to make and do, just not enough time..

Today's goal was to weave ends and felt. The felted slippers and socks are for Bill, the "coffee cozy" was just an experiment and the WV dishcloth is for a friend. Now to finish my socks. Am waiting on some yarn from KnitPicks that I ordered January 27Th (apparently they are very busy and it put shipping behind) as I want to make a couple scarves... and more socks!

A few weeks ago, there was a neat little thing on Facebook.. basically you added your name and a post to your profile. You had to create a handmade gift for whomever responded to your post (and you have a year to complete). A college friend was the first to respond on mine~T.L. is an avid WVU fan from Mullens, WV and we have been friends for a verrry long time.. he is the proud owner of the dishcloth. What do you make a guy?? My next project will be a keyhole scarf I think.. but more on that later.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sausage Gravy

Cook and crumble in the pan 1 lb sausage.
When done sprinkle over the cooked sausage 4 Tbls flour.
Stir and cook to remove the flour taste several minutes.
Pour over this mixture with 2 Cups milk.
Stir and cook until thickened several minutes.

Mashed Cauliflower

1 large head of cauliflower
3 cups of chicken stock/broth
3/4 cup of shredded cheese
1/2 Tbsp. of butter

Rinse and Cut the cauliflower into florets. In a large saucepan bring chicken stock and cauliflower to bowl. Cover and let boil for 10 minutes. Remove the lid and continue to boil for another 8-10 minutes. Drain cauliflower and transfer to a bowl. Add cheese and pad of butter. Mash with a potato masher. Lightly salt and pepper