Sunday, November 1, 2015

Staring at the Roast and Other Activities

I'm not sure where the past two weeks went. Last weekend, I reached Sunday night and realized that... well, it was Sunday night, and that I hadn't written a blogpost, and that I needed to get to bed to get ready for a busy week. And I suppose that's just how things go sometimes.

It's not to say I wasn't still doing my usual thing. I just missed the blogpost. But I was doing my thing: knitting, running, daydreaming, cooking.

Yeah... cooking for sure. This time of year sends me straight into the kitchen, especially on the weekends. Some people party, some people sleep in. Me? The kitchen is my rave house, obviously.

This weekend, outside round beef roasts were on sale in the supermarket, and I'm trying out a new recipe called Mock Prime Rib with it. It's in the oven right now, and I can't wait for it to be done. When meat goes on special, one should take advantage, even if it means cooking nearly seven pounds of meat for two people. At least we won't starve:

Last weekend, pork tenderloin roasts were on special in the supermarket. I cooked in the slow cooker with this recipe and finished it in the oven. Mmm... meat...

It hasn't been only meat I've been cooking. I made an apple and blueberry cake from a muffin recipe that I altered to use up some yogurt and milk:

And this weekend, I made some tomato soup and a fresh batch of peasant bread. This time, I put raw sunflower seeds and flax seeds into the bread to make it a bit more hearty:

But it hasn't all been food. On Thursday night, I took a class with some workmates where we made splatter paintings under UV light. Here's what mine looked like in the UV light:

And here's what it looks like in regular light. Cool, huh?

And, speaking of painting, I painted my face and put on some kitty gear to go play volleyball with the local club on Friday night, the night before Halloween. I'm not one for face paints, but it's amazing what you can learn if you but Google the question:

And, of course, I've been knitting. I've been wrestling with a ball of Whisper Lace from Fibra Natura. It's beautiful: 70% merino and 30% silk... soft and cool to the touch, so luxurious that I want to bury my face in it. But MAN, is it fussy...

I've tried about four different patterns with it, and I eventually settled on Moonlight Sonata by Shui Kuen Kozinski. It's lovely, it truly is, but I am mastering the art of fudging stitches when the stitch count goes out because (and you'll pardon me for saying this) this yarn is a b*tch to rip out. Seriously. You tug it with just a tiny bit of force, and snap, it breaks. Pah. Annoying

But it's turning out lovely, truly lovely. I'm loving the little "moons" that appear after each repeat. I really can't wait to see how it blocks out.

So apparently, I miss one blogpost, and I am simply bursting with things to share with you. I suppose it is true what they say: life goes on, even when you miss a blogpost. Well... I'm not sure anyone actually does say that, but well, I've said it now. You can use that quote for free, if you want.

I'm off to go stare at the roast in the oven. Have a lovely week.

1 comment:

YarnKettle said...

As always I like everything about you; food, disguise, knitting. Although being married to a vegetarian right now with this post was a bit difficult. You made me hungry.