Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Food & Knitting, What Else?

I got a lot of knitting done this weekend. A couple of stealth projects for the girls, and a completed sock out of some Spud & Chloe yarn I bought from Brooklyn General last February; I now have two single socks, but not a pair. The other single is the Noro sockyarn. They'll get completed soon enough. And when they do, I'll have two pair.

I started the baby sweater for my coworker who is due to deliver the end of April. I chose the cardigan from MLMKG and making it striped.

This is the dishcloth I made using Crystal Palace chenille; it's lightweight but gave me a lift using it this morning. It's such a spring like green. As I said the other day, I'm trying to be a little more mindful and deliberate when doing some of the normally mindless tasks and a new dishcloth is a reminder. It's the little things, you know?

Speaking of dishes, here are some from tonight's dinner preparation; Butternut Squash Lasagna, inspired by barefoot rooster's post last week.

It took an awful lot of prep work, especially for a weeknight, but it was definitely worth it. I had planned to make it this past weekend, but didn't feel well so I postponed it. I felt energetic today, so I decided to give it a go.
I couldn't find chard, so I substituted fresh spinach.

I used a brush to spread the squash mixture. I bought two squash, but next time would get three.

And I used twice as much cheese as the recipe called for, but it's not like I'm going to make it every week.

I should have taken a photo after I took it out of the oven, but we were starving by then. Steve said it's one of the best meals I've made in a long time. (He meant that as a compliment.) He has a way with words.


  1. looks fantastic -- so glad you liked the recipe! i am definitely going to try some of the other recipes from casserole week over at thekitchn -- i get so many delicious recipes from their site!

  2. That looks and sounds so delicious. I'm going to have to check out the recipe. Of course, I don't think I'll get to the grocery store for a few days given the blizzard outside!

  3. Your header reminds me that I need to update mine - a beach photo is a little too summery even for California. Loved the knitting updates, will definitely be checking back!

  4. Your lasagna looks so yummy! I need to check out the recipe. I love butternut squash anything. On sunday after hebrew school (in Williamsburg) we went to martin's - formerly known as ukrop's - for lunch and i had the best butternut squash soup. I'm sure it was full of cream and had a ton of calories but i paired it with some sushi to make up for that! Does Steve do dishes?