Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Enchantment, Broken!

Today I am going to attempt to make 3, !3! batches of pitas... potluck, much?

I have made progress on the mitts!!!!! The enchantment is almost broken. Now all I have to do is figure out what I'm doing wrong with my garter stitch graft that's making it look all wonky. Whenever I get a nice long stretch of time- ha! I will sit down with my Vogue quick reference and try to hack it out. I tried with a tutorial I found online, and then with EZ's version in Knitting Workshop but alas...

Last night we had leftovers. The night before we had lemony chick'n and pasta with broccoli.
It goes like this; (can't remember where I got the recipe from, sorry, probably somewhere online)-

Lemony Chick'n and Pasta

8oz pasta (half a box, usually, I used shells)
6oz bag baby spinach/half bunch kale/bag frozen broccoli, thawed
pkg Morningstar Farms chick'n strips
1 T soy sauce
1 T lemon juice
2 t cornstarch
1 t lemon herb seasoning
1 T olive oil
1/4 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic

In a large Ziplock bag (or right in the Morningstar Farms chick'n strips bag) mix 1 T soy sauce, 1 T lemon juice, 2 t cornstarch and 1 t lemon herb seasoning. Let chick'n marinate 30m or while pasta is boiling and you start the next part...
Boil up some pasta.
Meanwhile, saute onion, then garlic in a large skillet or pot. Add marinated chick'n. Brown.
Add veg. and stir until heated through and coated with sauce.
Serve over pasta.

I finished The Hero and the Crown by McKinley, sorry, I'm on a McKinley binge here... it was good, started a little rough but I persevered and it got way better. It's like she changed from halting young adult fantasy to kick-a** fantasy halfway through. Even her main character transformed. Fortunately, she is a talented author and she brought it all together convincingly at the end. I ?think? this one comes chronologically before the one I'm going to read next which is The Blue Sword. Rant rant. Maybe I'm just dense.

'K, that's it.

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