Saturday, October 19, 2013
You don't always get what you pay for. Several months ago the $1 plastic colander I bought three years ago when I first moved in here finally broke and I spent $15 for a metal one. Guess what? It's going to the thrift store and I'm getting another plastic one. The pricey one doesn't drain nearly as well -- which is the whole point of a colander in the first place, right?
Instead of meatballs I just browned all the hamburger and put it into the sauce. I didn't feel like making meatballs today. Besides, when the meatballs are gone I tend not to finish the sauce. This way the meat permeates the sauce so I know I'll finish all of it. Tomorrow I make cream of carrot soup (possibly with curry, I don't know yet), a good-sized meatloaf and a pan of cheesy potatoes.
Meantime I stupidly went to a needlework site I like. It turned out that they were having a big sale on a lush wool/bamboo blend sock weight (VERY light) yarn. By the time I'm done, I'm going to have at least five pairs of hand-knit socks (and possibly ten, depending on how far the yarn goes), a sky-blue lace stole and a purple circular lace shawl. I almost got burgundy for the shawl, but then I thought I'd go for the royal color. Why I think purple is a more daring choice than burgundy I have no idea, but it's done and I can't afford any more so there won't be a burgundy shawl. At least not this month.
Mother Nature woke me up four times last night. I seriously hope the wicked witch lets me sleep tonight.