Which one doesn't belong?
I should have video'd this instead of just snapping a picture because that little kitty was cracking me up. He'd get almost close enough to touch them and then do a little flip and run a few feet backwards. He wanted to be with them, but he was a little nervous. Too sweet. The turkeys were totally ignoring him.
I know it's been nearly a week since I posted, but there's just been nothing going on. It's been really chilly and rainy a lot this past week. Highs some days only in the 50s, which was heavenly to me. I love it!! If our new stove had been hooked up last night and this morning, that baby would have been on full blast. They're coming to get the gas hooked up and fire it up on Wednesday.
All we've been doing is a whole lotta nothin...watching TV, I crocheted a little, I cooked every day, as you'll see in just a minute, I worked every day during the week, laundry was done, Ken mowed one day when it was dry, and that's about it. That's why I haven't posted. There's just not a whole lot happening. Tomorrow is the big Labor Day Parade, which will pass directly in front of our house, and then there's a big barbecue tomorrow night at the city park down at the river. I'll have some pictures of all that, I'm sure. (I swear I thought you spelled barbecue, b-a-r-b-e-q-u-e. How can I be 54 years old and not know that it's a "c" not a "q"? Wow. How embarrassing. I guess I didn't have to admit that, but oh well.)
So anyway...I did a lot of cooking and baking.
It was delish and we enjoyed the leftover meatloaf sandwiches even better.
I made this "Lazybones Cheesecake."
I got the recipe from Jennifer here: Lazybones Cheesecake
It was delicious! We just had it plain, but you could top it with blueberry or cherry pie filling.
Thanks, Jennifer! I'll make this again for sure.
Go ahead. Cram some butter and honey in there!
My oven didn't cook these right. They didn't brown on top even though I brushed them with egg white, and the bottoms got way too brown. I was bummed because I was going to take half of them to my next-door neighbor. They didn't get any because I was too embarrassed to give them rolls that were burned on the bottom. They are really good though if you slice the bottoms off, which is what we did. I'm thinking maybe it's those new silicon pans I got at the thrift store that's burning things on the bottom. My cornbread did the same thing when I cooked it in one of those pans. Maybe I need to lower the heat by 25 degrees when I use them? I'll try it. If they burn one more thing, they are going in the trash. Hmpf!
The rolls made good little sandwiches too.
I've been looking for other recipes to use my Cardamom in. Remember the Cardamom that cost $12.99 for a little bottle? Well I found this recipe for Orange-Cardamom Chocolate Chip Cookies. All it is is the Nestle Tollhouse recipe on the back of the chocolate chips with the zest of one orange and 1.5 tsp of cardamom added. I made them today. They are yummy!
The blue yarn looks gray in this picture.
The real color is shown below.
I worked on this little dog sweater for Ollie all freakin' day and evening yesterday, and it's just garbage! I was so frustrated after spending all that time on it. I even held it up on him several times to make sure it was working. I thought it was, but I was wrong. I'm working on my own version with no pattern today. Maybe I can salvage some of what I crocheted yesterday and make it work. We'll see. Little Ollie needs a sweater in this cool weather, and he really will need one this winter. I have to find a pattern that works. Chihuahuas have a weird body shape. It's hard to make most patterns work on him.
It's a beautiful day today. It's sunshiny with puffy white clouds, and the high is 63 degrees, which is what it is right now. It's so nice and cool and crisp out there. There's just nothing like fresh mountain air!
That's it. I'm off to go work on that sweater. Wish me luck. Hope y'all are having a nice holiday weekend.