Been making progress towards my list, but really haven't a lot of time to blog so this is going to be a multi-tasking entry. Last weekend I was able to complete #47: Get a Library Card, now I just need to start using it. I haven't had a town library card since high school, which is actually kind of embarassing.
I also started going through and organizing my yarn stash over the past week for #24: Reduce Yarn Stash by 1/2. I knew I needed to have a starting point in order to know when I've reached half, so I organized everything and figured out both in yards and ounces how much yarn I actually have. I have 12,946 yards and 144.09 ounces. That's 7.35 miles of yarn, or around 9 pounds. Since I'm mostly concerned with keeping my yarn stash in a reasonable amount of space, I've decided that for determining "half" I will be mainly focusing on the actual weight rather than yardage. Having super bulky yarn will take up much more space than my laceweight, even with the same yardage, so I think that weight will be a more accurate way of figuring this out. I'm also hoping to keep it at around half of what I currently have for the remainder of my 101 days.
Lastly, I was able to try another new recipe. I made this recipe for a sweet potato casserole to bring with us for Thanksgiving, and it was delicious! The orange/ginger gave it a bit of a twist from the usual sweet potato pie w/marshmallows (which I've never really been a huge fan of, even though I do like sweet potatoes). For my dish, I also decided to add chopped carmelized onions to the top, which was really tasty. I didn't get to take any photos, but it's a dish I hope to make again so perhaps next time!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
And another item crossed off my list! I finished this almost a week ago, but just haven't had any time to blog about it. This is actually my second attempt at knitting a sweater for Frida, but the first attempt just did not fit well enough. This one isn't 100% perfect either, but it does fit a lot better and is perfect for our evening walks. It's just starting to be consistently cold enough at night here in Tucson where I think she needs that extra layer.
I swear, she doesn't usually look this grumpy in real life, and it definitely is not caused by the sweater wearing. I just woke her up so I could get a picture is semi-decent light. More pictures are up on my flickr page!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tonight I made Green Chile Quiche. I've never made any kind of quiche before, and several weeks ago David and I were at a brunch where the hostess made the following recipe. Delicious! We asked for the recipe, and tonight I finally had the opportunity to give a try. During this time of year we often get green chilies and roasted chilies from our CSA, and to be honest I usually trade them out because I don't often know the best ways to use them. After making this quiche, however, I think I found a new staple. Another plus was that I was also able to use some of our CSA goat cheese instead of the Monterey Jack it called for. Since we do subscribe to a CSA, I really enjoy finding recipes that use multiple CSA ingredients so that I have less to pick up from the grocery store. I took some step by step by step photos and included the recipe after the jump.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Woo, I've completed my first task! Today I went to the University of Arizona's homecoming football game. I hadn't been to a football game since probably the first Thanksgiving I was in college, and I forgot that I actually enjoy watching football. Well, I at least enjoy watching football live, I've never been much for watching any sports on TV. We had the nosebleed seats (because we are cheap), but it meant we got a pretty nice view of the band and the surrounding city. It was an afternoon game, which was a little brutal in the sun and I even ended up getting a little suburned. Sometimes I forget I live in the desert, where it possible to get a suburn in November. Here are some of my favorite pics from the game, and more are up on my new flickr page for blog related photos!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Happy late Halloween everybody! David and I had a pretty full weekend including a birthday dinner for David's mom, trick-or-treating with our 4 year old nephew, and a Halloween party complete with "blood-tinis". Our friend Amelia, who hosted the Halloween party, went as Jessica from True Blood, complete with tears of blood. David and I didn't actually have real costumes, but instead used face paint for Day of the Dead makeup.