Sunday, March 02, 2008

Wool... and some golden brown deliciousness....

The top down raglan quietly blocks and I wait...



To find out if this is a weekend sweater or if this sweater will be good enough to qualify as during the week workwear status. The neckband was a little wavy when I tried it on the other night. I hope the blocking stopped that. By the way what do you think of my new blocking board. I think it's totally awesome! We realized that the store that my mom works at carries table pads made by the same company that makes the boards. So since she was able to get one with that steep employee discount it was one of my Christmas gifts. It's pretty nifty if I do say so myself.

In the meantime I started swatching the Queensland Kathmandu Aran I bought from WEBS at the last Stitches. I'm going to be jumping on that Central Park Hoodie bandwagon this week and I just can wait...



In food news this evening I made this Chicken Tetrazzini recipe from Everday Food. Something tells me like the Stuffed Shells I made with my mom a few months back that Chicken Tetrazzini probably qualifies as retro food.



It has that 50's casserole-ey aura about it and I'm pretty sure it's something that I probably rejected eating a few times as a kid. But the last time I visited my sister this very recipe was the meal she had waiting for us when we got to her house from the airport. Something about being tired, going into a family members home, being served food, such good feelings you know? So that memory probably makes it even better. But still, if you want to try something you might not have eaten as a kid, it's really is pretty good eats on it's own. Chicken, mushrooms, peas, pasta, smooth Parmesan cream sauce with wine? Either my mom didn't make it this good when I was six or those taste buds just had not developed yet I guess. And the recipe makes enough for one dinner now and one to freeze for another time. You couldn't beat it with a whip if you tried!

3 comments:

EK said...

I'd love to see how the sweater turns out. The tweed swatch looks promising, too!

Tracy said...

I second the vote for you to wear it tomorrow and bring left-overs!

KnitXcorE said...

fifties food is making a comeback!!!! I made the craziest cheezwhiz casserole the other night from a fifties book..... (i had a back up dinner ready to go, just in case). but it was actually really good.