Twice in less than 7 days. Wow! Are you shocked? I am!
So, I'm still up on the post election high. President-Elect Obama. I
love the sound of that. And, I'm extremely proud to have put all the
time I was able to spare, into helping the campaign. I have very high
hopes, but I'm not an idiot either. Things are likely to get worse
before they get better... particularly economically. These times, they
scare me... a lot.
In other news, we made frybread this weekend. Thanks to Laura
for emailing me MY recipe when I found myself unable to find MY own
damn copy! I did find it eventually, but now I have it stored in my
email folders as well as on my cookbook shelf. Whew!
So we made up a single batch to go along with some chicken chili (no
pictures because I'm an idiot) and it was an awesome pairing. We used this recipe..
sort of. A few things we did different were, dried northern beans from
the pantry vs. canned ones. A WHOLE LOT LESS cumin than the recipe
calls for because I hate cumin. No canned chiles.. instead we chopped up
a jalapeño and cooked it with the onions. The final step of adding the
sour cream was the secret to making this a fabulous dish. Its
definitely a keeper!
Now one of the best things about making frybread, is the leftovers.
They make awesome sammiches, and even better toasted the next morning
And if that isn't enough fat on a plate..
pair it with a bowl of steel cut oats, sprinkled with a bit of sugar,
and a splash (or two) of half and half. Its my favorite breakfast,
especially on a cold morning.
I also started a new project last night, mostly to escape some of the
never ending knitting of this year's spinning guild holiday project,
which I can't show you yet.. obviously. Its halfway done, and I have
plenty of time. Don't look at me that way.. I needed a diversion!
You may remember this handspun (or maybe you don't - I'll remind you) I tried to knit it into the boutique scarf (rav link here) some time in the last year, but it wasn't the right yarn, and I frogged it. Then I tried to make a mini clapotis (rav link here) out of it unsuccessfully. But after picking up the new Interweave Holiday issue last night, I think I have a winning pattern: Hourglass Eyelet Scarf (Rav link here).
I'm really loving it, especially the easy 4 row repeat. This
represents only about an hours worth of knitting last night, so I can
see it going pretty quickly, which is just the sort of diversion I
I only heard about My Morning Jacket through my friend Kira (Hi
Kira!) and wow, was I missing out. Its a bit jammy (and you know I like
that) plus you can hear a bit of Coldplay in there, and definitely some
Allman Brothers (Coldplay and Allman Brothers Band, never thought I'd put those two sounds together!)
Anyway, I really like it and if you do too, there is plenty more to be heard on imeem!
ETA: I'm not sure why imeem hates me lately with the shortening of my
embeds, sorry about that.. the full song is on imeem however.
P.S. Thank you for all of the wonderful birthday wishes!