So I was watching Rachel Ray's show on Wednesday morning and saw her "15 Minute Meal" segment. The recipe highlighted was Chicken & Cream of Mushroom Over Egg Noodles. A nice, comforting meal. And she did it in 15 minutes. I decided to try it.
Last night I had the Husband phone me on his way home from his hair cut. It would take him about 25 minutes to get home. I did it! The main dish was ready to be eaten when he walked in the door. However, the salad was not. If I'd followed Rachel Ray's advice about washing herbs and veggies when I got home from the store, I'd been golden. But I didn't, so I wasn't.
The meal was fabulous! We'll make it again. Especially because it doesn't take long and it uses most ingredients we keep on hand. The only change I made was I used all organic items and whole wheat noodles. And it took me 9 minutes longer than Rachel Ray, queen of EVOO Extra Virgin Oil Olive. Could someone please tell her to stop that already!? Use one or the other but not both.
In Knitting Knews ~ I have too many unfinished projects! I also don't photograph and blog about things I do finish. Like my Moebius wrap, a scarf I did, a hat. I found several items that I completed in 2006 and nada, nothing listed here. In 2007 I'm going to try to finish what I start. And if I don't like the project I picked, rip immediately. Like my Grace vest. I don't wear vests, it's a beautiful pattern, the yarn is incredible but I don't wear vest. I realized this and put it down when I got to the neck shaping on the back. I think I might use the yarn for a solid Clapotis. Or should I used the green and the brown to stripe it? I need the committee's opinion. Please chime in. The pattern is the world-famous Clapotis. The yarn is Lousia Harding's Grace in brown and green. Should I do solid or stripe?
Five completed Lizard Ridge squares. Aren't they lovely? Thanks Carol for teaching me to knit backwards! So much easier than twisting back and forth and making a mess. Each square takes about 1 evening to knit. I will get faster as I learn to knit backwards faster. I can't pick up my wraps when purling this way. I have to tackle that next. It's a great, portable project and HELLO, how pretty is it going to be? My goal is to have two done in 2007. In time for next Christmas. I haven't decided what to do with the leftovers yet. Maybe a big, felted bag? Perhaps more squares?