Cooking Ahead and Lacy Little Knits

We’ve been snowed in all week. My classes were canceled, though I have all of them online this term as well so I’ve still had lots of grading to do. Lots of writing, as well, and websites to work on.

#1 daughter and I spent last Sunday afternoon cooking for the freezer. This is what we made:

  • Chicken Stew with Black Beans
  • Beef Stew and Corn Muffins
  • Chicken Saltimbocca
  • Chili (packaged up with hot dogs and buns)
  • King Ranch Chicken
  • Chicken Casserole with Pasta and Spinach
  • Chicken Tostadas
  • Pizza Kits
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies

We should run out of food sometime this weekend. It worked perfectly. Too bad this Sunday we will still be snowed in and unable to repeat the excellent plan.

I have to work today, in fact. I’ve already worked about 56 hours this week, but I still have grading, my Australians, and a website that should have been finished yesterday.

I’m also planning to do some housework and at least work on my knitting — sewing, too, if possible. I have a knit top cut out and ready to sew, and I’m on the sleeves of the Diagonals in Flight cardigan.

That’s it on the left, being worn by both those ladies who seem to be having such a fun conversation. I’m making it from a peach cotton, and I’ll take a picture of it for you when I get my camera back.

I might have a bunch of yarn left when I finish. If so, I’m going to make the top shown below. Both patterns are from Lacy Little Knits.

One thing about working way too much is that your projects last a really long time. True, I knitted a sweater and some cowls for Christmas gifts, but apart from that I’ve been working on this cardigan since last summer. At this rate, the price of yarn becomes irrelevant. I could knit everything in alpaca and silk without a qualm if I only accomplish two sweaters a year.

Today was supposed to be the day of this Interfaith Event Janalisa and I were going to sing at. I think we’ll be snowed in again instead.

There was to have been a reading of the Koran, chanting, some sort of Goddess Celebration, us singing a bunch of noncommital hymns and songs, stuff like that. At the rehearsal last week I ran into my brother’s roomie from years back. She sings with the Unitarians now, and has finished writing a book called Worship Your Food, so I don’t know quite where she is theologically, but it was great to see her.