Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Some Crunchy Goodness

There is no secret to this crowd pleaser. Just potatoes, oil, a cast iron skillet, a little salt, and a vegetable peeler. But, these are a hit every time I make them. Malena especially, is fond of these, and the sizzle of the potato slices hitting the pan and that yummy smell have been known to elicit shreiks of delight. Obviously, like most of my cooking, these crunchy circles of heaven won't be found in a lowfat/lowcarb/lowanything cookbook. But they are worth it!

Unfortunately, due to my self-imposed lowcarb state, I shouldn't sample these. Well... Maybe I'll have just one... Or two...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Little Fun!

So, the title of this blog is not just "A Little Food", is it? Nope, a girl's got to have fun sometime! My fun is spending time with family, playing music, and crocheting. I love crocheting. Starting a new project is like picking up a book that a friend has recommended. You know it's gonna be good, but you don't know how it's going to turn out.

This year, I made all five of my nieces scarfs (scarves???) for Christmas. Of course, I waited until the last minute (read: the day after Thanksgiving) to have this brilliant idea. After that, it was a mad rush getting them all finished in time. In fact, as my brother and his family drove into the front yard at my Dad's place on NYE, I was finishing up the last one. Unfortunately, my niece Sara, couldn't make it to the Farm this year, so I had to be happy with sending it back to Arkansas with her mom, Robin. (Thanks, Robin!)

With no further adieu (adue, adew????), here are the finished projects.

You might have notice that one is missing. Alas, I never got to take a picture of the scarf that I was finishing up at the last minute. Maybe she'll send me a picture of her wearing it!

And, just so that you don't think that I've forgone cooking in favor of crocheting, I'll leave you with this shot. Homemade chicken and wild rice soup. YUM!