Monday, August 18, 2008


After being ensconced in the chair for the better part of two days (as in from 10 am to 10:30 pm), I've made huge progress on my UFO. The end is, in fact, in sight.

This is usually where I hurt myself. I knit and knit and knit and knit, tuning out the voice in my head that says, "You need to take a break." The problem is exacerbated by the fact that I'm knitting with a bulky yarn on size 4 needles.

I'm trying to pace myself and not to get too in my head about it, just like in the real Olympics. I'm even holding off taking pictures and sharing details until it's all done.

To take breaks, I've been cooking up my Fair Share. In no particular order, we have the following:

  • Fruit salad with lime ginger gastrique (peaches and cantaloupe from Fair Shares; watermelon and grapes from LB's mom; banana from the great melon smoothie episode)

  • squash casserole (recipe from BHG, meh, salvaged by the application of cajun seasoning; squash, zucchini and onion from Fair Shares)

  • creamy peanut soup (a great southern classic; PB and onion from Fair Shares. Trust me; it tastes nothing like peanut butter soup. One of my favorite childhood memories is being invited in to a home we'd carolled at and being served mugs of peanut soup. It's definitely more of a winter dish, but LB had some dental work done.)

  • Omelet (eggs, smoked gouda, red onion, and banana pepper from Fair Shares)

  • Ham and Goat Cheese Orzo (cheese from Fair Shares; Aufschnitt from G&W)

  • Pasta salad (pasta, onion, eggplant, banana pepper, and basil all from Fair Shares; recipe from Cook's Illustrated. The dressing was so good, I kept eating it with a spoon. I roasted the onion, peppers and eggplants.)

1 comment:

Tempest ina Pot of Tea said...

why do your dishes always look like something from a posh restaurant?