Monday, October 11, 2021

...10.11...Over the Weekend...

...we started the weekend with a big breakfast...I made a batch of Sam's egg dipping sauce...
...and used my little egg forms to make some vegan soft boiled eggs...
...and we had that with toast...
...it was a perfect start...
...I picked up the weekly instacart order...
...pretty usual fare...
...and then...I was truckin' along with the Japan cardigan...the ribbing was all done...
...and my gauge was matching the pattern pretty perfectly...
...and then...while we were sitting around knitting and watching tv...a TRAGEDY occurred...you can see it here in this photo...that weird strip of knitting across the center back...

...well...what happened was...I got up from my recliner...and poked my knitting down into my knitting bag beside my chair...only necessary because Kitten will immediately pounce on any knitting left on chair or sofa...and when I got back...as I was sitting down...I reached into the bag to retrieve my knitting...and somehow...I don't think this has ever happened before...I pulled the working needle completely out of the knitting...arghhh!!!

...now...I do know how to pick up stitches properly...but do you think that's what I did...got under a good light...and really focused on picking up the stitches in the correct facing order and without splitting any thread...well...no...hence the tragedy...

...I hastily picked up the stitches in the lamplight of the den...and continued knitting...
...so then...in the clear light of day...and many rows further on...I was not happy with that decision at all...I'm perfectly ok with people asking me if my garment is handknit...but not because they can see an obvious mistake...
...and I also found a split stitch much further back that I'm not happpy with either...although I could probably pull that through to the inside and tack it down...
...so...of course I've frogged back to maybe 10 or so rows above the ribbing and am once again moving forward...and I wound the yarn back into a pullout skein...

...onwards...
...and then in the evening...the Man wanted to make an authentic Viennese strudel...we were talking about Shilos the restaurant in San Antonio that the Man liked so well...and he had tried a German apple strudel there...so he peeled and sliced the apples...
...and I browned some breadcrumbs in Earth Balance...
...he chopped some walnuts...
...and I soaked some raisins in brandy...cognac actually...I don't have any brandy...
...measured out the sugar and cinnamon...there's only 2 tablespoons...so it's not very sweet...
...we're using this vegan filo pastry from the freezer...
...and this recipe...the only substitution is Earth Balance for the butter...
...I finished toasting the breadcrumbs and separated those...
...and then we read the recipe more carefully and realize that the raisins are supposed to soak for 2 hours...haha...so we fired up the grill and made veggie burgers while we waited...
and then after we'd had our supper...we continued with the recipe...brushing each layer of filo with melted Earth Balance and sprinkle with the breadcrumbs...
...then mix all the other ingredients together...and spread it out on one edge of the pastry...
...roll them up using a towel...and brush with more melted Earth Balance...
...here they are ready for the oven...
...and nicely browned and crisp...just out of the oven...
...sprinkled with some powdered sugar...
...this is my very first time tasting Viennese Strudel...and I thought it was delicious...I think I may try the recipe again...and just use pie crust instead of filo pastry...

...have you ever had strudel?...did you make it yourself?...

~Wishing you a lovely start to your week!

2 comments:

  1. OH NO! A mistake! Must be your first. (I would have let it go, I believe....) And weird that the photos show different colors of yarn. Which one is closest to reality? And the strudel looks divine! Love, K

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    1. Hey K,
      ...haha...not the first...and the yarn is the brighter blue colour...the other photos were taken in my 'office'...not sure why they look so washed out...
      Love,
      T

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