It’s all in the wrist

Saturday was that kind of day where chilling in the tub with the boy and burning through your library books are your highlights. It was incredibly realaxing, exactly what I needed.
but also…..
1) I took this recipe and made it, but instead of using it as an enchilada sauce I threw the pureed result in a big pot, added a large can of hominy (not to be confused with the GIANT can i could also buy), diced tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans and pigeon peas. I thinned it out just a bit and added a touch of brown sugar. Cooked it up into a spicy chili like stew. To my bowl I added chopped pork from the roast I’d made a couple nights earlier. Filling and delicious.
2) In a lazy mode, not feeling like making dinner the other night, David and I prepped some italian kale. Then I sauteed garlic in oil over med-low heat until just golden, added the kale. Sauteed, added a can of diced tomatoes, Penzy’s pasta sprinkle and cooked down some of the liquid. Dumped in cooked pasta. Sometimes the lazy meals end up being the tastiest.
3) This morning I got up and made banana pancakes, served them with home made red squirrel sauce (that I canned myself). Red squirrel is stawberry ginger syrup, sweet, tangy, fruity and sharp. I love it. It was delicious on the pancakes.
4) I’ve started crocheting lace edgings for pillow cases and table cloths. If things work out, everything will go into a christmas box and that box will fill up over the year and people will get presents. Sadly, last year, my plan to make stuffed animals and dolls for all the kids I know kind of got squashed by depression and Ghengis dying. This year, I’m hoping to be more determined about staying on track.
5) I made 3 purses in 5 days and gave them away. I’ll try to get photos posted soon. I’m still on David’s computer and he doesn’t have Photoshop so my photo editing abilities are limited. One purse went to my Auntie Sue, the other two went to a set of cousins. I had to be careful, everyone wanted to steal Auntie Sue’s purse. I was pretty happy with it and would make another for anyone willing to pay for the materials (it’s Japanese wool, I mean, seriously, that shit ain’t cheap).
6) dog are good and sweet and fun to play with. Chester is learning to be my buddy. I definitely need another dog-buddy.

3 thoughts on “It’s all in the wrist

  1. Phfew! I was getting ready to call the police then the hospital to find you guys. Turns out you were home, digging in. Glad your food experiments turned out. The homemade canned goods are indeed a treat. I hear the Evelyn loves the corn relish–something about Sponge Bob?

  2. MY PURSE ROCKS! And what is even BETTER, the New England Yuppies are even more attracted to this one than the last! I am going to see if I can get them to pay to touch it.
    Yes, Evelyn loves the Spongebob Relishpants. The label made her laugh really hard.
    Thank you for totally making my week. :)

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