Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I love the color of this yarn, and I am really enjoying how fast this is knitting up. It's hard to get a good picture of stockinette sweaters mid-knit because they roll, but you get the idea.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
However, whoever is writing/creating his new recipes for him really did a good job on this one. I noted the changes I made in italics, though I am sure the recipe is great on its own, I just didn't happen to have everything it called for.
Shred in a food processor
¼ red peppers
1 small yellow squash
Thinly slice ½ of a small Napa-- cabbage
Mince 4 cloves of garlic
Mince one knob of fresh ginger
You will also need:
About 2 tsp black sesame oil
About 2 tsp chili oil
A pinch of salt
Egg roll wrappers
-Sauté the garlic and ginger in the oil on low heat until it is tender
-Add the veggies & a pinch of salt and sauté for a few minutes, until just tender
-Cool completely before stuffing the egg roll papers
-Deep fry 2-3 minutes at 355 degrees
-Serve with sweet and sour sauce
This recipe makes about 15 small egg rolls
Sweet and Sour Sauce:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil I used chili oil
1/2 medium onion, chopped dice these pretty small
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger dice these pretty small and I used about a Tbsp
1/4 cup finely diced pineapple I didn’t use pineapple
1/3 cup rice vinegar I used white vinegar
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce (recommended: Sriracha) I used red pepper paste
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup chicken broth I used water to make veggie egg rolls but added a pinch of salt to compensate
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. When hot, add the onions and -cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the ginger and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Stir in the pineapple, vinegar, ketchup, chili garlic sauce, and the sugar. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together the chicken broth and cornstarch until smooth. Add to the sauce mixture and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, remove from the heat, and cool slightly.
Pour the sauce into a small food processor or blender and pulse several times, if desired. Alternatively, leave the dipping sauce chunky. Serve warm. I left the sauce chunky cause I didn’t read that last part in my haste to get dinner ready, but it might be nicer to have a smoother sauce. I also garnished it with chopped green onions. I would double this recipe to serve four comfortably.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Last night the kids and I had so much fun in the back yard! The kids did a little swinging and a lot of running around. I started Josh's sweater for this winter. I am so excited to work on another sweater; this one will be open down the front like Jane's, though I haven't decided on buttons or zippers for either of them yet. I am hoping to finish it in the next few weeks and then do all the finishing stuff on both sweaters at the same time.
Last night was a perfect night to start a new project, because of course I have a million other things I am suppose to be doing. But I really can't be held responsible, the weather was perfect and there is nothing more enticing then putting off that which I need to do for a new knitting project.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
So I* don't know what I'm doing with all these crazy plants. I just put the seeds/plants in the ground and hoped for the best, that being that they didn't die within a week. Now I am staking tomato plants and waiting around with aunts in my pants for the first flower on my pumpkin plant or the first ripe pepper.
I really don't know how this happened but everything (almost everything, curse you, stupid lavender, oregano and fennel) grew. I feel "seriously so blessed" that all that turkey poop worked its stinky voodoo goodness on my garden. Hooray for turkey poop! Nature is cool.
*Camille posting here, not Kgordee
Monday, July 7, 2008
The kids had lots of questions about everything. I love how well the kids are talking now, they can say and ask for anything, it is so sweet to hear their voices and see their personalities becoming more defined.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
The kids really liked the catirpilers that were all over the head of the trail. They would pick them up and then put them down, up, down, up, down, I hope they survie. Other than the wailing and all of the complaining we had a nice time, the kids loved seeing the flowers and all of the beautiful trees, they wanted to know what everything is.
Josh and Grandpa led the group for most of the way, to be honest, Josh was really good the whole time. Most of the fuss was coming from, well we don't need to name names here. We hope to go back soon with better results for some of us. This was a sort of mid point in the Jones Family Funtivites Weekend.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
bumper sticker size. These are all the rage right now! You aren't cool
unless you have one of these. K, well maybe you can still be cool.
Also, more free t-shirts will be ready in a week. Let me know if you