Monday, January 26, 2009

snow or no snow....

That is the question. We are supposed to get some snow tomorrow, but the weathermen on the television are not sure what's going on. It is a good thing that I went to the grocery store yesterday; I can only imagine what the stores looked like today.

Today Samantha had off from school for professional development/assessment day. I cannot believe the school year is almost over. Any mother can feel with me when I say, I didn't get much housework done today. Instead it was spent making blueberry pancakes, coloring, and watching Tarzan. All day I had no time to sit down to do some serious knitting; it was sitting in a bag from last night calling out to me. At least I got some knitting in last night before church begun. There is a lady at church who knits just blankets, and she was amazed I would start knitting socks after three weeks of knitting practice swatches. She said after seeing 3 DPN's (Double Pointed NeedleS) form the triangle shape, just scared her and she would never get the nerve to do that kind of knitting. Honestly, it is not that hard to do, and it does look daunting at first, but when you get the hang of it it is easy. I completed one sock for my daughter and I am working on the second one. I just finished the heel turn and I am working on the shaping of the instep. I cannot wait to get the second one done, so I can finish my second sock (have the first one completed) and wear them with pride!

I love to cook as well. I love to experiment with recipes and make them my own. I found this yummy one and it is great for when you have worked all day and have hungry people waiting on you to fix dinner. This one is called

Southwest Corn Bread Bake.
1 lb ground beef cooked and drained
1/2 cup of black beans undrained
1/2 cup canned corn drained
palmful of cumin
palmful of chili powder
2 Tblsp chopped onion
1 pkg of corn bread mix ( I used Betty Crocker) follow pkg directions

brown the ground beef and drain fat. Combine black beans, corn, cumin, chili powder, and onion. Put it in a 8X8 baking dish and top with corn bread and put in a 350 degree oven for 20 mins to 25 mins or until golden brown.

It was deelish and a simple green salad rounds off the meal! Well off to relax and finally do some knitting!