Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pepperoni - home made!

J tweaks me in my cooking challenges and he came up with a new one - make home made pepperoni. He came across a good recipe. It's Tammy's Spicy Pepperoni and it's SUPER easy to make. It just takes time to do. I'd say this was a three day process - and you need another day to let the rolls rest.

Here's what it looked like coming out of the oven.
I let it rest in the fridge over night and broke out my food processor to make the slices thinner.

It is really great. We used a VERY lean ground beef and I left out the crushed red pepper because M doesn't like spicy food. Next time I'll add it. It needs a little kick. I could also look at rolling it in black pepper next time, too!

Oh, and the following pizza is almost completely scratch made (I didn't make the tomato sauce). It's homemade crust (from the ABI5M), homemade mozzerella, and homemade pepperoni.

It was good.

I wish I had a better camera to do it justice.

Henson's 11

I was a huge Muppets fan as a teenager. This mash up made me laugh.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

FO - Chemo Hat #2 for Edythe

Just another hat. Have one more on the needles and am thinking about making her a fourth.

FO - Chemo Hat #1 for Edythe

Just need to add a button to it. Will break out my FIMO clay to do that.

Yarn: Cascade Fixation
Pattern: Pi Topper Hat from

FO - Hillary the Mermaid

This is crocheted and I was so slow at making it.

I am Officially a Hick

At least that's what J says. And here's why:

I am now the owner of a 1998 Pink Red Rider BB gun. Look in the trees - yes, they're can's of Schlitz tied to yarn and thrown into the trees. I use them for target practice.

For the record, guns scare the pants off of me but I do like to shoot targets with them. This is the first gun that has ever been allowed into my home. I needed to "shoot" off some steam. It's a lot of fun. I have never killed a living animal with a gun to date, but if those squirrels keep eating my sunflower seeds I have out for the birds, I may be tempted.

And, no, I won't shoot my eye out. I have protective eye glasses!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Got the LeGare working

And here's my first 2 x 1 sock done with a 54/36 combo.

I'm not happy with the selvage - seems like it's too loopy. Any of you CSM'ers know how to fix this?

Oh, and these are being modeled by my 7 year old. She's getting so big.

Passap is broken

Well, the other day I finally spent some time with the Passap and found that the yarn changer was broken - as in, I need to get a replacement part or the thing won't work kind of broken.


Friday, April 03, 2009

Episode 011 - Siphoning Your Beer to the Bottling Bucket

I for the life of me couldn't figure out how to siphon my beer using the racking cane that came with my kit. This is a GREAT video that shows you how to do it.

FWIW, I bought what's called an Auto Siphon. Even though I've seen the video I'm blogging about, I would still go out and pay the $12 it cost for the auto siphon.