Monday Musings: 02.28.2011 Edition February 28, 2011Posted by Toy Lady in Musings, random stuff.
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It’s been a fairly quiet week around here – a little snow, a little thawing, and, well, some more snow.
One of our local butcher shops was offering a special deal on baby back ribs – a 10 pound box of “portions” for $15 – now, as I recall, baby backs are generally sold by the rack, and they usually go for $5-6 a pound. I’m not sure how these 3-rib portions will cook up, but I’ll bet they’ll be worth the $1.49 a pound we paid.
And they’re Jarly-approved, besides!
My knitting is coming along nicely.
I’ve (mostly) completed my first project – a (get this) knitting bag! I think I still want to line it, to keep the knitting needles from poking through the stitches, but, all in all, I’m quite happy with how it turned out.
And so now, I’m working on a sock tutorial. I actually have a couple of “beginner” sock patterns I want to finish before I try to move on to “real” socks – you know, the fancy ones with wool yarn and pretty ribbing. First steps first, though – I’ve got to learn how to “turn the heel.” Then I’ll be ready to try something a little fancy.
Does anyone else ever “treat” your kitties when you open a can of tuna? I’ve always drained cans of tuna into the cat’s dish – it’s not like we were doing anything with it anyway, you know? It would otherwise just get poured down the drain. Every cat I’ve ever had has appreciated it, too.
And when we opened a package of crab meat this weekend, we found that kitties like crab juice just as much as they like tuna juice.
I’m still working on my 101 Things – and with regard to #55, the word for this week is Divagate. Oh, this is a good one. It’s from the Latin divagatus, (to wander off) and basically means to wander or digress. Not that anyone we know would ever do that! Hey, was that a butterfly. . . ?
And once again, it’s time for the weekly menu plan. Already, it’s the last of February – which means March starts this week, and spring is on the way. Not that you’d notice, based on the “snow event” we enjoyed Friday. . .
Monday – We so enjoyed the fish-and-lima-bean-thing we did a couple of weeks ago, and we still have half the limas, so we’re going to go with an encore – tilapia, lima beans, and white rice. Tastes much better than it sounds!
Tuesday – We’ve got a stray loaf of homemade Italian bread in the freezer, along with some of Peeps’s homemade breakfast sausage. You know what that means? Breakfast for dinner, specifically French toast. I did put my foot down, though, and insist that we’d have to have fruit with it – I’ll probably have a dish of pineapple with pomegranate seeds, and Peeps is going to have some orange slices. And he’ll like it, too!
Wednesday – We don’t have swim class this week, but we do still like our soup. I did pick up some asparagus at the market Saturday (yes, I know, it’s neither seasonal nor local, but . . . it was cheap, and there is a dearth of fresh vegetables at this time of the year). We’re going to try an asparagus soup with a little crab meat in it – this should be interesting.
Thursday – We never did braise the short ribs when we planned to last week (they were still frozen, and I just. . . didn’t. . . feel like it!), so now they’re done and we’ll enjoy them this week with plenty of mashed potatoes and, of course, the carrots that were braised with the meat.
Friday – And it’s pizza night! I wonder, if we have any leftover breakfast sausage, how that would be on pizza? Interesting. . .
Be sure to click on over to The Organizing Junkie’s Monday Menu Plan post for loads and loads of other ideas.