I can't believe it's already November 21. I think someone's playing a joke on me and rolled my whole calendar forward a few weeks. It's not almost December! *cries*
But I have a giveaway to give away! This month the randomizer chose Connie! I've contacted via Ravelry.
Here's what I've assembled so far. I'm waiting on one little component so I can make a glow in the dark stitch marker or two. I can assure you through personal experience that it's really annoying to drop a stitch marker in the dark.
The little green packet on the lower left are some silk hankies I dyed last week just for fun. They're not something I plan to have in the shop any time soon. I love playing with hankies, but it's really just play and I figure that something a little different would help for power outage boredom. The delicates wash and lanolizing wool drops are offered up by my friend Cate of Urbbody (her home shop is Urbhome). I think the lanolizing drops are really cool, even if one isn't treating soakers, and I used a bunch of the delicates wash recently to de-smoke all my wool after a week of wood fires.
Meanwhile, I have nothing of substance to talk about today but I do have my Thanksgiving menu planned so I'll put that behind the jump.
Since I will forget next year if I don't put it somewhere, this is my planned menu.
crudites - carrots, cauliflower or blanched broccoli, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, celery, whatever looks good.
cheese and olive plate - a blue, a soft ripened, and a firm, olives, peppers, etc.
Turkey roasted with rice stuffing (rice, brown rice, wild rice, carrots, onions, sage, thyme, chestnuts)
baked potatoes (russets)
cranberry sauce (1 bag cranberries, juice and zest of 1 lemon, 1c sugar, cooked over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved and one's preferred number of berries have popped.)
creamed spinach (first time recipe)
roasted veg: carrots, whole garlic cloves, parsnips, beets, cippolini onions, brussel sprouts w/olive oil, salt, pepper.
herb salad: chopped romaine, watercress, mint, endive, spinach, sweet onions, radishes, olive oil, cider vinegar, s/p.
sweet potato pie (we're always too full, but I have to make it)
I shall have to pick the right radio station to listen to while I do all the cooking. I usually listen to PBS which is fine, but I've been listing to actual commercial radio lately for music and since I actually listen to and analyze song lyrics I keep getting angry. XD Soooo, yeah, PBS.
Now, can we please slow down the space/time continuum a little so November doesn't fly by quite so fast?