Monday, July 6, 2009

This holiday weekend was spent much more quietly then originally expected, but I didn't really have an issue with this. My poor Dad had injured his back right before the drive down to the DC area, making our 4th of July a calm day of hanging out, bbq-ing and super new puppy cuddling.
(Meet Sophie)
Needless to say, Annie was not happy when I returned home from my Aunt and Uncle's with the scent of another "woman" on me. The Tall Guy seemed to get off scot free, however.. in Annie's book, he can do no wrong.
This is one of the first pictures I took with my iPhone, so please excuse the quality. It's two skeins of Malabrigo Silky. I bought it without a clue of what I would do with it. Soon after, inspiration struck. Unfortunately, this will be a secret project, so you'll have to wait a bit to see the results.
Over the past few months, the Tall Guy and I been working to eat a healthier diet (we were already pretty good, but just taking it even further) and I've been experimenting with a variety of vegetables through our vegetable delivery service. Sure, it's not a CSA , but we're taking it one step a time here. Last week I opted for a pound of brussel sprouts. I've never cooked brussel sprouts in my life, but I was feeling brave and took the guidance of the Barefoot Contessa. Oh Lord. All I have been able to think of since Friday, was making this recipe again. So yummy. I wish I had taken a picture! At some point, I'm pretty sure I'll make the step to being fully vegetarian but, I'm not quite there yet and frankly, titles stress me out. All in good time.


  1. Thank god your back to posting!! I've missed hearing about your adventures and random thoughts. :) And PS - I have no idea where May or June went...hopefully I can keep my hands on July...however, considering it's almost 1:30am and I'm actually doing work right now, it's not looking good. Thanks for the distraction and pick me up...I think I'm good for another hour...

  2. Mmmm....Malabrigo and brussel sprouts!! Love them both! I'm definitely going to try out that recipe and I can't wait see what you're up to with the Malabrigo!