Sunday, January 10, 2010


I'm trying to post more, can you tell? I'm not sure what I'm writing is all that interesting, but at least I'm trying.

The whole trying new food and new recipe thing is a lot of fun. I'm going to try to keep up with my food Friday posts because I think I'll enjoy writing them. But even though we're not Friday, I gotta tell you that I tried something brand new on Saturday: I ate kangaroo! We had a friend over and made chinese fondue. We had beef and chicken and we wanted to try something different and the grocery store had kangaroo so I figured, why not? It really tastes similar to beef, nothing special. But it was twice as expensive. I don't think I'll eat it again.

Also, speaking of food, I have a question for those of you who work outside of your home: What do you bring in your lunchbox?.

I like to eat leftovers the most, but I don't always have them. I get bored with sandwiches, but that's probably because I don't know how to make good ones, because most of the time when I don't pack my lunch, I go out and buy myself... a sandwich. :) But I need ideas! Especially vegetarian ideas for Mondays!

In knitting news, I've been knitting away on the January mystery socks. I started Clue #2 today and OMG! I never thought a textures socks (just knits and purls, really) could be so complicated! Well, not complicated per se, but the pattern is not easy to follow. There are many charts who don't have the same amount of rows. So two charts have 12 rows, one has 16 and two have 18. So when I'm done with the 12-row charts, I start row 1 again on them, but keep going on the 16-row one for two rows (and then I start that one on row 1) and on the 18-row ones. Follow me? I don't think I follow myself! But I managed to do two repeats of the 12-row charts so far and the pattern is very pretty so I'll keep going.

I also have another Sock In Progress: a Nancy Bush pattern named Rib and Cable. It's pretty and exactly the kind of socks I like to make. And they're BLUE!



Knit and Purl Mama said...

The SIP in awesome. Love the shade of the color.

I'm too scared to try Kangaroo. I've tried deer and horse once, but I can't eat those. Not deer, or horse or duck. I'm also very picky with chicken. Though.. give me some ribs or a steak.. yum!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I get lazy and on Sundays I make a huge sorta-greek salad (feta chunks, tomato wedges, chopped onion, olives, cucumber, bell peppers, a drizzle of olive oil, salt & pepper) and a bean salad with chicken (1 can chick peas, 1 can assorted beans (both rinsed), chopped onion and bell peppers and baby tomatoes, a splash of olive oil and splash of balsamic vinager and chopped cooked leftover chicken) and bring a tupperware of each to work.

Veggies and dip is fun too, maybe with some of those pre-cooked chickpeas or meatballs.

Tara said...

I mostly eat leftovers. I've got a great cookbook for vegetarian lunches and sandwiches, but of course, I've never made anything from it. *Sigh*