The Enchanted socks are almost done, probably within a day or so. Report soon.
Did I ever mention that I ripped out the Red Monkey's? Pretty as they were, they were too small for me. I debated over it for quite a while, then one day I found a mistake I'd made and decided that was the sign... riiiiip! I'm not sure if I'll try to alter the pattern to make it fit with this yarn, or just move on.
AND... the Seahawks won! I've got to whip a heel onto sock #1 so I'm ready for the next game on Sunday! I don't think I can watch playoff football AND knit a heel. In all honesty the gusset might be pushing it. Especially since they are playing in Green Bay... oy!
Anyhow, I wanted to tell you about a Christmas gift I got. My mother got me a cookbook. Now, if you knew my mother, you would laugh. She hates cooking. Does it as little as possible. On top of that it's a book about getting your kids to eat more vegetables. Seriously... my mother is NOT concerned with that in her own home. I just laughed. HOWEVER, it is right up my alley and I am loving it!
I am sure some of you have heard of it. It's Deceptively Delicious and written by Jessica Seinfeld. It's got a super user friendly layout and the graphics are really cute too!
So I spent part of New Years day making vegetable purees. While I was steaming the carrots and roasting a sweet potato and squash Miss N said "Mommy, you are cooking something yucky." HA! I had to agree, it didn't smell very good. I chose veggies that are not popular with one or more persons in the house, sweet potatos, squash, and cauliflower. And I threw in carrots because they are easy and they were on sale.
Now I have been meaning to take some tempting pictures of the yummy things I've made from this stuff, but I forgot. Sorry. I will say, there has not been a single flop yet! There are tons of recipes for snacky type foods. Which is perfect because the kids and I snack like mad. So far I think the applesauce muffins (with carrot) and the Oatmeal made with pumpkin (canned) have been my favorites. I called it 'Pumpkin Pie Oats' to Miss N and got her all hyped on them before she even took a bite. I have to say... it was even better than actual Pumpkin Pie. I've also done cauliflower in both mac-n-cheese and lasagna and while you could kind of taste something different in the mac-n-cheese, you could not detect it at all in the lasagna. The sweet potato pancakes were great tasting. The sweet potato makes them sweeter than a regular pancake. The texture is a little heavy though. So if you're into a fluffy pancake, this ain't it. Everyone, including Hub, have eaten everything and really liked it. I am so excited to be getting more veggies into our diets!
I can't wait to try the recipe for doughnuts. I have to buy a new pan first though. So it might be a bit... but don't they look yummy?! I love being able to eat baked goods and not feel guilty about it! The recipes are healthful on top of having the veggies in them. I think it's a great book for anyone interested in boosting their nutrition. It's definitely not just for kids.
I bid you some yummy and healthy eats this week!