Saturday, December 26, 2009

december twenty-six

Today was a relaxing day. I hung out with the kids. Jamie went into work for a bit. So maybe his day wasn't as relaxing as ours, being craziness at the store for boxing day, but it's Saturday. Saturdays are for relaxing. Sean played with his new semi-hauler that he got for his birthday.

We watched some tv.

Mack drew.

I noticed one teeny tiny error all the way down my Mara Shawl, and HAD to fix it.

After some frustration (they say to never work on something when you're frustrated, but that didn't stop me) and a phone call to Jenn for some "talking through" as I'd never picked up a stitch in garter before, I managed to follow a tutorial online and pick up the stitches correctly (it was about 15 rows of garter I had pick up to fix a twisted stitch). I got it. I'm proud of myself too.

Current progress on my Mara Shawl.

Tonight we were trying to think of what to make for supper... I was all out of ideas and then it dawned on me. I was going to try to replicate what my SIL made this past week while over. She made it for herself and her boyfriend for lunch one day, and I tried some and it was really good. And VERY easy to make as well.

You boil your pasta as you normally would. In a wok you fry onions, and any vegetables you'd like. We had carrots on hand, so I used those. I wish I had baby corn and celery, but I didn't. You add in a can of any cream of "whatever" soup - we had cream of broccoli, so I used that, with a touch of water, and you make your cream sauce - very easy. Once your pasta is ready, you strain it, and then add it slowly into the wok and mix it up. Serve & eat. Yum! Simple & Easy!

We were watching the Habs game tonight before Sean went to bed, and while eating some popcorn and Sean says to me "Remember when Egg came over, and had popcorn at our house?". I laughed. I couldn't believe he remembered that. Mona brought Egg over on October 24th, 2009, over 2 months ago! Kids... their memories are just incredible.

Tonight after both kids were in bed and the Habs game was over, Jamie and I watched Star Trek. While I am not a Trekkie, I did enjoy the movie. I found Chris Pine who played Kirk to be very cute, and I like Zachary Quinto who played Spock, who also is Syler on Hereos. He's pretty darn cute himself. The characters were nice to look at, and I got a lot of knitting done on my Mara Shawl. I'm not complaining. It wasn't a total waste of 2 hours and 7 minutes.


Bea said... mom always used to make that sort of recipe when I was a kid. Yummy. Congrats on picking up the Mara stitches.

g-girl said...

congrats on fixing that twisted stitch. the first time is hard but after that it's smooth sailing and you can fix/pick up anything! hmm, i'll have to try that recipe out that your SIL made for you guys while she was visiting!

Amelah said...

Looks like a fun day of chlling!

Good job on picking up that stitch!!! I would have freaked.

Jenn is good for helping over the phone!!!

Dinner looks good.

Tara said...

"wasn't a total waste of 2 hours and 7 minutes"? Praise indeed! LOL!!!