Saturday, July 25, 2009

206. My Hobby Again

July 25

I’m getting back into spinning again after quite the hiatus. I’ve still got some Merino from Miss Violet on my stone whorled spindle, but on my cheaper (and lighter) spindle I started some Merino-Silk that I got last summer from a Swap I did on Rav. I spun up about half of it back when I got it, but I found it incredibly sticky. I would spin for an hour, and then I’d be inhaling merino and silk for hours. It was not pleasant. But I’m finding it better now. Maybe it’s the humidity here.

Supper was amazing. I made meatloaf. I’m not talking out of the box and into the oven meatloaf, I’m talking chop the red onion and garlic, crush crackers, add an egg, salt, pepper, and a bit of cumin. Mix with hands. I have no qualms with getting dirty when I’m cooking. The only meat I don’t like handling with bare skin is chicken, but that’s because I get scared of cross contamination, and wash my hands with scalding water and lots of soap. I know ground beef is bad too, but it doesn’t play on my mind as much. I still wash well though, don’t worry. But yes, meatloaf. Mmmmm. I also cooked up a bunch of white potatoes, mashed them with a fork and a whisk, heated a can of corn, sat down and feasted. I had so much food, and I’ve got so much left over. I put a container in the freezer because I don’t think that I’d be able to eat THREE FULL DINNERS of meatloaf with the fixings in a decent amount of time. I also have a good sized container of just meat. I love leftovers, when I cook it had better make at least 3 dishes, or it’s just not worth it for most stuff. I think tomorrow I will go to the market and get some corn on the cob. I had planned on doing it today, but I got to talking to a friend about food and then said meatloaf and my mind was set. I also want to bake, but the initial buying of the flour, sugar, and everything else is expensive. That house I talked about yesterday with the porch and the room with my yarn and stuff, will also have a huge kitchen. A real big one with an island.

-Cheers folks!

PS. To my family who reads this: Yes I said onions in the meatloaf. I’m not sick, I’m not ill. I like red onions when they are cooked well. Meatloaf, meatballs, sauteed. Anything that makes them sweet like they do when cooked through.

PPS. Nanny I need your Sweet and Sour Meatball recipe! I’m on a cooking spree!


Halifax Mommy said...

Yah, Kay's sauce is the bomb

i think it's

3 tbs corn starch
3/4 c water
3/4 c vinager
3/4 c ketcup
1/2 c brown sugar
and a decent squirt of yellow mustard

**this is what i wrote down a few weeks ago when i made the sauce.

I put the corn starch in the cup that had both the vinegar and water to dissolve so it wouldn't clump

theaudiochick said...

That's not it. Or at least not what I had at home. The one I had was a can of tomato soup, brown sugar, vinegar (just a bit though), ketchup, mustard, and something else I think. I don't really remember how much of what though.