January 2, 2009
Here it is January 2nd and my first project of the year is already done – woohoo! (Well – I started it Christmas Day and finished it last night. I’m totally counting it as a 2009 project. Might as well start the year off positively, right?) This is a new indie dyer line that we’ll have sometime this month. I met the Dye Dreams gals in November at Stitches East (in fact this was one of the yarns in this mystery lineup post) and they do beautiful work. Wonderful semi-solids and yarn bases. They had this particular pattern knit up and on display in their booth. Why is it that when you see a pattern knit up in person it’s so much more interesting than seeing a great photograph of it? I bought this skein of yarn and came home and put the mitts on my “to knit soon” list. It was a fun and quick pattern to knit up. (Notice the second mitt. I had to include that in the picture just so you know I did the second one, too. My Transition Glove is still waiting for a mate. And this mitt still needs a mate, too. I love both of those patterns and mitts. There is no reason they are still single. Maybe I’ll be better about this in 2009.) What is your first project for 2009?
Today’s recipe was one that I made for brunch on Christmas Morning. It passed all taste testers, so I thought I’d pass it on to you. (I think it’s the Feta Cheese that makes it so good.)
4 eggs, well beaten
1 1/2 lbs. sausage, browned and drained
8 slices of bread, cubed
2 1/4 cups milk
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. salt
1/4 lb. cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 lb feta cheese, crumbled
In a 9 x 13 casserole, layer ingredients as follows: bread cubes, cheese, beaten eggs with milk, sausage, and soup. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour. (Can be made 1 day before needed – just cover and refrigerate, then bake as directed). Serves 8.
College Guy and Girl will be heading back up to Indiana this weekend. It has been a lovely 3 weeks, having them home and I’ve gotten spoiled by it. (I’m pretty sure they’re plenty ready to head back to their independent lives up there. Go figure.) I’ll have to spend some serious time knitting in solace. Perhaps a French Vanilla Latte or two would also help.