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FO Friday 12/7/12


OFF THE NEEDLES

Adamas shawl, as modeled by Babymama aka Katie

Babymama was such a good sport, standing in the rain and chilly temp to model for me.  Is she a great DIL or what?  BTW, This is a Knitty pattern.  Love Knitty, my go to when I need inspiration.

THE GRANDS

Bigmommy called last evening to give us a heads up that the Papoose is going to be in the church’s Christmas Pageant on December 19.  No surprise, she’s going to be an angel.  Can’t wait to see her with her wings.  All this with proper documentation (read pictures and videos ad nauseam to anyone but family), of course.  NOTE:  Wiki defines ad nauseam as “A Latin term for something that has continued to the point of nausea”.

IN THE OVEN

Today’s the day that I get serious about Christmas baking.  It’s been a tradition for years that I start my holiday baking with pumpkin bread with cream cheese spread for friends, with the recipient list growing longer and longer.  I think I ended up baking about 30 loaves last year.  It goes without saying that that’s a LOT of pumpkin and pecans/walnuts.  Lucky for me, I have a hook up for pecans for about half of what they go for in the grocery store, shelled and ready to use.  If you haven’t bought pecans recently, they cost about $8.00 a pound in the store.  I scored ten pounds for $38.00 and can’t help gloating a little.  Pecan pie, anyone?

For more FO Friday offerings, check out Tami Ami’s blog, it’s loaded with FO goodness.

At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.  Thomas Tusser

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Knitting

The one where my cold


has finally starting packing up and leaving.  The weekend was rough, but I did go to the doctor on Friday and got antibiotics and cough medicine, I feel much, much better.

I did manage to make a big pot of from scratch spaghetti sauce so even though I was puny, neither Mr. Iknead or I went hungry.  Honestly, I think we could eat just out of our pantry for a few weeks if we ever needed to.  Chances are we wouldn’t always be eating what we wanted to eat, but going hungry is not something we need to be concerned about.  Every week I tell myself that I’m going get the pantry back in order, but every week, something much more fun comes along and that project is abandoned without a backward glance.

I found a picture today of what Mr. Iknead swears is the best pecan pie ever, so I decided to share it

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Mr. Iknead’s Best Pecan Pie

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup light corn syrup

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup pecan halves

1 unbaked pie crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat eggs slightly in mixing bowl.  Blend in sugar, salt, corn syrup, butter and vanilla.
Add pecans.  Pour into pastry shell.  Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted in the filling comes out clean.  Makes one 9 inch pie.  Refrigerate any leftovers.

Live a life as a monument to your soul.  Ayn Rand

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Knitting

The one where my cold


has finally starting packing up and leaving.  The weekend was rough, but I did go to the doctor on Friday and got antibiotics and cough medicine, I feel much, much better.

I did manage to make a big pot of from scratch spaghetti sauce so even though I was puny, neither Mr. Iknead or I went hungry.  Honestly, I think we could eat just out of our pantry for a few weeks if we ever needed to.  Chances are we wouldn’t always be eating what we wanted to eat, but going hungry is not something we need to be concerned about.  Every week I tell myself that I’m going get the pantry back in order, but every week, something much more fun comes along and that project is abandoned without a backward glance.

I found a picture today of what Mr. Iknead swears is the best pecan pie ever, so I decided to share it

IMG_0345

Mr. Iknead’s Best Pecan Pie

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup light corn syrup

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup pecan halves

1 unbaked pie crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat eggs slightly in mixing bowl.  Blend in sugar, salt, corn syrup, butter and vanilla.
Add pecans.  Pour into pastry shell.  Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted in the filling comes out clean.  Makes one 9 inch pie.  Refrigerate any leftovers.

Live a life as a monument to your soul.  Ayn Rand

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