Friday, November 14, 2008

A little of this and a little of that...

This week really flew by for me. I have been knitting, but just don't have much to show, because I've ripped it out several times. I'm having fun with it though. I've seen a lot of long vests lately that I like. I tried looking for patterns, but couldn't find one that exactly matched what was in my little head, so I'm making up my own - hense all the ripping back. I repeat that I am having fun with it!

I bought the Alabama Stitch Book this week, and that has been fun to look through. Lots of inspiration inside those pages if you like to hand stitch.

I've been working on a tee shirt.

Today, I'm off with my mother for the day, so my servants, crock pot and bread machine, are making dinner for us as I write!

They are making beef stew and oatmeal bread! Have a great weekend!

Recipe for Oatmeal Bread (makes a 1 1/2 pound loaf)

1 1/8 cups(9 ounces) warm water
1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 1/4 cups (10-3/4 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (3-1/2 ounces) whole wheat flour
1/2 cup (1-1/2 ounces) rolled oats
2 tablespoons powdered milk
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Put all the ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed. Select basic wheat cycle, light crust setting, on your bread machine. Press start.


Anonymous said...

Oh Yum. The best part is walking back into your home to the wonderful smells and knowing dinner is ready. Happy shopping. I use my crock pot weekly.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Yum oatmeal bread? Do share the recipe. I love it when the "servants" cook, it makes coming home from a long day out so enjoyable!

Anonymous said...

What time is dinner? I think I can make it up there in 2 hours! Sounds yummy. Have a great day with your mom!

MadMad said...

Your servants! You crack me up! Now you just need one of those vacuum cleaner thingies that goes by itself....

Anonymous said...

I love how they can be your servants! How delightful. I should learn how to use my servants. :) Also, your kitchen is gorgeous! I love the tile, counter tops and cupboards! :)

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! I think I might have to get my bread maker out and try some :)

TLCknits said...

I can't remember the last time I used my bread machine, too!... Yum.. cant wait to try that.. Hope you had a great day w/mom!

Philigry said...

oh, sounds yummy! I can't wait to see the vest! my mother in law is going to pick up her needles again becuase she has been seeing a lot of vest's out there and she wants one too.