Friday, June 6, 2014

It's Bittyful Friday

 PATIENTLY I WAIT AND WATCH...............
 SOON A DROPLET OF LIFE SAVING LIQUID COMES THROUGH THE MAGIC HOLE.........
ONCE MORE I HAVE BEEN SAVED FROM NEAR DEATH AND SURVIVE ONE MORE DAY ALL BECAUSE OF MY AMAZING FORAGING SKILLS........

Friday, May 30, 2014

YES, BITTY IS STILL RULING THE ROOST

CAN YOU SEE ME NOW..........................ARE YOU SURE?? I thought I had a great hiding place.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

my Tuesday night girls

We are still meeting every Tuesday evening............much has happened this year.

Sue,our senior knitter is 91 and recently took a fall leaving her with a broken hip. We are all hoping that her surgery will be successful.......


New patterns are always on the table so.......placing yarn orders is often an important part of the evening.Socks are still high on the priority list this year and a washable yarn from Knit Picks is a favorite.


Of course ,our Margie is always coming in with a finished project or 2 and everyone says........."Oh, maybe I'll try that next time" Here she made leg warmers for the grandchildren. Or maybe it was nieces.I forget because I'm telling you ,she has several finished projects to show and tell every week. Hard to keep up with her.  Well, I'd better get to my knitting......need to get past the casting on stage..........Chuckled the Hobbit



Monday, May 26, 2014

POUTINE TWICE BAKED POTATO.......YUM!

While looking for something a little different to tantalize the taste buds I came upon this recipe in the February edition of Food and Wine.OMG....... I think I just found a family favorite.I can't really call them super easy but, I was able to make a batch and stick them in the freezer before the last bake.


Bake 6 potatoes till tender .......when cool enough to handle, empty out the shells and rice the potato. I didn't have a ricer so I just gave them a good mashing.
MIX TOGETHER:
          6 TBLS OF BUTTER
          1 CUP OF WARM MILK
           1/2 CUP OF SOUR CREAM
           3 OZ GRATED PARMESAN CHEESE
           1 TBLS OF DIJON MUSTARD
           1/2 CUP THINLY SLICED CHIVES
And add to mashed potato. Fill your potato shells and make a deep indentation in the potato.Fill this with gravy.

You can use your favorite gravy recipe or use the following
2 TBLS BUTTER
melt butter and add
2 TBLS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
cook till golden brown,add
2 CUPS CHICKEN STOCK
1 TBLS VEAL DEMIGLACE
1/2 TEAS EACH CHOPPED SAGE AND THYME
cook till thickened........about 15 min
 This can be made up to 3 days ahead...Stir in
1 TBLS LEMON JUICE
1 TBLS HEAVY CREAM
 Right about now, it's looking pretty good,but, don't stop there.
 Top the gravy with diced cooked bacon..................
 top that with grated Mozzarella.then bake at 350 degrees for about 30 min.

When ready to serve add a dollop of sour cream and fried potato skins that you have saved when you cut the top of the baked potato to empty.Serve with a salad and I assure you it will satisfy any hungry man.
While the potato was baking I cut the skins in bite size pieces and fried them up in a little oil using a heavy skillet........sprinkling them with a little sea salt gave them just the right seasoning. I just stuck them all over the top of the potato and my husband was in awe of homemade potato chips.We put 3 in the freezer to have later...............Is it later  yet?...................said the Hobbit

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Getting back to the blog............again.

 I know I keep trying to be faithful to my blog....But the lure of the outside world keeps distracting me. Hopefully this is the real thing. First, I started to Facebook............I'm sure this is a wonderful thing for many but, to me it is like living life with the "Flight of the Bumblebees" playing in the background. I need mellow and time to focus on my thoughts.I will continue to check in on my Facebook people but, my heart belongs here,where I can form a complete sentence and not wait for someone to "like" it.


 The past few months daughter Sarah has been doing a seminar of sorts on the process of creating dance.She has been explaining the different elements ,dynamics,repertoire and interpretation of the process.










Audience involvement is how each event was completed...........as you can see a good time was had by all.


Her dancers are beautiful and devoted to their profession..............maybe someday you too will have a chance to see them..........said the hobbit