Wow, I didn't mean to be gone so long! Time to ease back in...
We are in a heighten state of SUGAR around here already today (half day of school!. Hurricane Sandy had us worried that the great candy begging of 2012 would not take place on time, but thankfully she went easy on us (only out of school two days). The photo is my daughter Frances proudly wearing the witch hat she scored at our last Brandywine Roller Girls bout. The entire Spell Razors team signed it. She was in heaven! It was an awesome bout too! We love watching roller derby!
A whole month of summer flew by since my last post! Phew! My kiddos are back to school this week so perhaps I will be able to use the computer...ha, maybe not since a tall blondhaired girl needs the computer right now...sigh...back later I hope!
Some of our favorite Jersey girls at the local dairy...
We celebrated the end of school there yesterday with some fabulous ice cream made from the milk of these beauties! Hurray for summer!!!
Here's a peek at one of my favorite new knits. This was the second newborn vest. I love this (free!) pattern and have already cast on for a third since there are several more babies arriving soon! I might just make a few extra to have on hand for the future. Thankful for my stash of cotton-ease yarn!
I just got finished popping a small chicken into my slow cooker. My "recipe" is simple and based on the "sticky chicken" recipe. I first heard about this recipe from Diane over at Knitting Zeal (waves hi to Diane!) when she started to do her menu planning Mondays. My favorite thing of all about this recipe is that it doesn't heat up the house and since today is supposed to be 84 I am set! I use a small 3-4 pound chicken, rinse and pat dry, stuff it full of half a vidalia onion roughly chopped, slather it with McCormick's Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning, cook on low for 8-10 hours and enjoy! This morning I started a bit late though and have it on high for an hour and then will put it back to low for the rest of the day. The first time I made this I also used the remaining juices and carcass to make broth too. See the sticky chicken link above for how to do that- so easy and so worth the minimal effort.
And now a totally unrelated photo of my soon to be first grader!