Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Feeling Much Better Today & Project 365 #14 & #15

NaBloPoMo November 2016
Sorry for the funky mood yesterday. Feeling so much better today. It helps that I didn't freeze all danged day.

I finally found another set of size 7 circular knitting needles. They'll do for now, except that I think I'm allergic to the nickle plating and will either have to go in really short bursts or find some cotton gloves to wear. They also have a more blunt tip than the one that broke, so it was a little awkward (this yarn is a little bit splitty). I messaged the company about the needle that fell apart, and while they have offered to replace it, they say it will take 6-8 weeks as it has to come from India. WTF? Load of crap there. So, while I wait for that replacement, guess I order a new one off eBay or something. It cracked me up when I titled this photo "Broken Dreamz" - Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" started playing in my head. LOL

Broken Dreamz

Here's a link to an amigurumi pumpkin I want to make. Let see if the link keeps the Google Translate function intact.

There's a winter storm watch in effect for Thursday and Friday of this week. I'm really not looking forward to driving to Custer in the snow. Hope it's not as bad as some people are saying. Of course, Marcus is supposed to come this weekend, so it better not be horrible. I miss him and T.

OK, on to the Project 365 photos and then I'm hauling my carcass to bed. I need to start compiling my Thanksgiving menu so I can send a shopping list to Marcus for the stuff I can't get organic around here.

#14 - I'm going to be finding skeins of floss for a while, it seems. I found a box that I thought might contain another size 7 needle as it has the extra yarn skeins for said project. Nope, but there was more cross-stitch stuff tucked in there.

Yet More Floss

#15 - The restaurant I was going to eat at tonight was closed and I was craving a burger (today was rough at work, but a different rough than yesterday). I didn't feel like cooking. Black Hills Burger & Bun in Custer is usually packed and I've only ever had carry-out from there once. As I drove by, I noticed it almost empty, so I popped in. Had some cauliflower soup and a burger called "Big Sur". Yum, radish sprouts and cucumbers. (NOTE: I am not drinking a Pepsi - that is iced tea.)

Black Hills Burger & Bun Big Sur

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Project 365 #27 - Thanksgiving 2014

We weren't going to cook a Thanksgiving dinner this year since we weren't going up to Homestead North. First we were going to go out to eat, but we forgot to make reservations. Next, we were going to get a pre-cooked dinner from Whole Foods, but I couldn't get Marcus to make a decision about which one to get until the day after they stopped taking orders. I ended up cooking a dinner, anyway, which was a bit of a pain as all of my stuff is up in South Dakota and the kitchen in the condo is tiny. I think I managed pretty well. The only things I couldn't make were the cheesecake and my shrimp stuffing. I broke down and bought a pre-made pumpkin pie, too.

BONUS: Since I love this picture so, here's last year's Thanksgiving picture taken at Homestead North:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Project 365 #26 - Beer Cooking Mag

I was at Whole Foods again today before I went into work (I find I've been doing that to procrastinate going in - I really hate going to work these days), and I saw this magazine.

I must remember to pick this up after the holidays. I really missing cooking and the few recipes I've tried using beer in them have turned out pretty good. This magazine intrigues me.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Project 365 #23 - Oven Hard-Cooked Eggs

This is one of those things I keep seeing pop up on the Internet in places like Pinterest and my Facebook feed. Since making bacon in the oven turned out so well, I figured I'd try it.

I followed this post about making "Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Oven", though technically they're not boiled. LOL Mine didn't come out quite done in the middle. I think my oven here at the condo runs cool, so next time I'll try it at 350°F instead of the 325°F that I did today. Marcus also complained that they were too hard to peel. I've had that issue with boiling, too, so I need to do a little research to figure out if there is anything I can do about that.

Not sold on this process yet.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Project 365 #15 - Bunkhouse Burger

I tend to avoid burgers because they're not good for you, but I make an exception for the Bunkhouse Burger served at the Colonial House Restaurant in Rapid City, SD. Two bison patties! Yummy!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Project 365 #22 - Reed Avocados

I was intrigued by these Reed Avocados that I saw at Whole Foods this morning. These things are HUGE! Since a normal organic avocado there is usually around $2.49, I figured it couldn't hurt to spend a little extra and try one. I thought it would be mostly pit, but was really surprised how much flesh is inside. Too bad they are only available between June & October, depending on supply. Wish I had picked up more than 1 now. Oh, well...hopefully I'll see them again before they're out of season.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Project 365 #21 - Mexican Salad

Whole Foods has these daily salad specials - today they were offering one that I had never seen there before - Mexican Salad. Had green chilies in it. Tasty!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Project 365 #20 - Boulder Organic Ice Cream

I've been wanting to try this, but as expensive as organic ice creams are, I only buy them when they are on sale. It was quite good.