Sunday, October 18, 2009

Rainy Sunday Morning

It's a lazy morning for me, that is. My food consultant, Merlin J. Fuzzbutt, CPA (yes, he also does our taxes) is working hard on Sunday morning recipe selection. Or he's trying to squeeze himself into that tiny spot on the bookshelf. If the head fits, the entire cat fits, right?

Following Mr. Fuzzbutt's culinary advice, I decided to make apple pie pancakes. Pancakes, with apples and raisins. Very yummy, and they're sweet enough even without syrup. The unsweetened almond milk I used is perfect -- with added sugar of any kind, these would have been cloying. As it is, they are just right.

In addition to my culinary exploits, there has also been some knitting progress. I won't say too much about it as it might reveal more than I want to... it's that time of the year. So: Here's my portable project. Yes, a sock. No, it's not for me. 'nuff said.

This one I can show off because you really can't tell what it is. Could be a scarf. Could be a sleeve. Could be a hat that gets sewn up. If it weren't rainy out, I'd turn off the flash so you could see the amazing color variations in the Manos Silk Blend. They are lovely deep chocolate browns, except cool-toned.

The burgundy stuff on the bottom is a provisional caston. For more information, check my rav page... I'm not going to say more here.


Bonnie said...

Nothing like pancakes on a rainy Sunday morning - I made them this morning, too! I put leftover acorn squash from last night's supper into mine, and used vanilla rice milk to sweeten them.

Vanessa said...

What a great idea to use the sweetened almond milk. I might have to try that next time I make pancakes. We made some pumpkin pancakes that were great, but not quite sweet enough, but when you add syrup you get the shakes from the amount of sugar, LOL.

Anonymous said...

Oooh! Pancakes the best idea for a wet day. I am loving these colours for the socks, looking good.
P.S did you get chance to check the pattern link for socks at, I sent you? best wishes Julie.C

fleegle said...

Love the stars and bars socks!
Lacefreak Jane has a tatted ring beginning, but I was too lazy to find my tatting shuttile!

Eileen said...

I knit all day long on Sunday! The gloves for MiL have become mittens, thanks to gauge difficulties, but they're doing well.

Those pancakes look great! We need more maple syrup, though (DH won't eat pancakes w/o it!)

Anonymous said...

Almond milk! Wow, Merlin Fuzzbutt could teach our dysfunctional duo a thing or two about cooking. Amesome. Don't know what the mystery project is, but that yarn looks softer than a kitten's... ears.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Your socks make me sing: Three cheers for our 4-legged friends, for they might be somebody's muuuuuuuuuh-ther.