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Friday Roundup: Vest in Progress, Lots of Cooking

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What I’m Knitting

Remember the mystery cabled strip from last week? Here’s the big reveal:

IMG_9663I loved the sideways, pick up stitches construction of my Keelback Hat, so I wanted to try a garment this way. I like it so far! The band is sticking out from the stockinette fabric a bit too far for my taste, but blocking will almost certainly solve that. Just the armhole edgings to go, so I should have an FO to show off next week!

What I’m Cooking

I was busy this week! We went to a Talk Like a Pirate Day party on Saturday (so fun! And if you ever want to see a roomful of grown people squeal, bring a one-year-old to a party in full pirate costume). I made potato boats to fit the theme (vegan, of course) and even managed to make up a few sails. They were a hit!

IMG_7718I plowed through three more recipes on the cookbook challenge, too!

Chana Saag over rice (yummy!):

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Sushi roll salad (not so yummy… actually, I’m counting this as my first real fail from this cookbook. The hubby and I didn’t really like it, and it was SUPER fiddly to make. Think I’ll just stick with real sushi rolls in the future. But hey, at least it’s pretty…)

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And roasted red pepper/tomato soup with sweet potato biscuits. My son LOVED the biscuits—I think they’re his new favorite food.

IMG_9651For my Wednesday dinner-for-a-crowd meal, I made quinoa-stuffed peppers. OMG, these were amazing. Somehow the quinoa, black bean, and corn filling with Mexican spices managed to be almost ground-beef like. I’d make these all the time, but it gets a little expensive with the peppers. I’ll have to keep an eye out for sales!

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What I’m Reading

I finished the next two books in the Tiffany Aching series, Wintersmith and I Shall Wear Midnight. They were so good! This series, unlike so many others, gets better and better with each book. I can’t wait to read the new one, the last in the series.

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4 Comments

  1. Lisa Riseman
    Lisa Riseman09-26-2015

    Your food pictures have totally inspired me. I am going to purchase that cookbook. I have not seen a photo or read a description that does not appeal to me. Those stuffed peppers look great and the sweet potato biscuits sound interesting.

    • Triona Murphy
      Triona Murphy10-02-2015

      Yay! You won’t be disappointed, I promise. And I’m just going in order through the recipes, not even picking out my favorites or the ones that sound the best to me. :-)

  2. Jenn
    Jenn09-29-2015

    Your Chana Saag looks yummy! What’s your recipe?

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