Tex-Mex Chowder

This is a riff on a recipe that bubbled up on my FB timeline. It was a video tutorial that made me watch a god damn 2 minute ad so I’m posting my version of the recipe here so I don’t have to go back there again 😂

Tex-Mex Chowder

1 can refried beans

1 can Ro-Tel

1 can black beans

1 can corn

1 box chicken stock

optional: leftover taco meat from last night

Put everything into the Instant Pot and set it for 5 minutes. Serve with corn chips, sour cream, avocado, cheese. SO YUMMY. All the menfolk had 2 servings, which is a ding-dang miracle since the boys aren’t usually soup eaters.

Chicken Thighs, Many Ways

I’ve been using Witty in the City’s Man-Pleasing Chicken thighs as the basis for a few different chicken dishes and they always turn out so yummy! Here are some possible combinations:

Mustard + Honey

Mustard + Maple Syrup

Sriacha + Honey

Any BBQ sauce

Honey Garlic Sauce

Sweet and Sour Sauce

Mix up your sauce in the bottom of your baking dish, coat the chicken thighs and bake at 450° for 40 minutes.

Day 1: 2014 Project Round up

Happy New Year! I wish I could say that 2014 was a stellar year for my knitting, but honestly for much of the year my heart just wasn’t in it. I did do a little bit, however, and I am feeling much better about knitting in general after Christmas knitting and finishing a few things. All of the information for the pictured finished objects can be found on my Ravelry page, of course.

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Not pictured is the stack of dish towels I started back in June as a kind of motivation to keep me knitting (and also to use up a bunch of scraps) which actually worked haha! I made 4 since I created the project on Ravelry and I’m probably just going to keep the project going to see how many I can make. It’s a fun pattern, quick to knit up and very portable, but my favorite part is since you are knitting in wedges, it has a lot of stopping points along the way so you can put it down any time, or decide, like often I did, to knit just one more section.

Also not pictured is the Teeny Tiny Santa I made for T’s tree this year, for which I somehow completely neglected to create a Ravelry page or even take a picture! You’ll have to rest assured it is exactly as cute as the one I made back in 2011.

So that was my knitting year. Not too horrible, I think, and I definitely got more done in 2014 than in 2013. Well. If you count the stuff that I’m not counting for this post haha. Oh well. Here’s to a great 2015!

Day 320: At last, some knitting

Check it out, I made a sweater! Maybe I am getting my groove back?

It’s a winter coat for my toddler! She might even get to wear it if the temps ever drop below 75° (which is the point at which I start to feel cold. Yes, I am a tender-footed Floridian now, apparently). I’m so happy with the way it turned out, even though it felt like the damn sleeves were cursed. I had more trouble with garter stitch in the round than I thought I would. Silly.

I really like how the flower turned out:

The details are Raveled.

Day 218: Still available

I said goodbye to 3 more beautiful yarns today but there are lots of lovelies still available:

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If you’re interested, please check out my Instagram for details and read the info under the photo with the text “Sale Terms”.

 

Day 217: Destash sale continues!

My destash sale got off to a pretty good start! I said goodbye to 6 pieces:

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But I still have some lovely yarns left, including all of the Yarn Pirate:

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And even a couple of Wollmeise skeins. Check out my Instagram to get yours.

 

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