BlogStalkers 3.0 Weeks 6 & 7 – Potlucks & Traditions

So, going on with the Blogstalkers’ posting, these two weeks themes are:

Blogstalkers’ Virtual Potluck. I’m bringing…
Lets see, I’d probably go overboard. My (not yet so famous, but loved by anyone that has tried it breathes now) veggie lasagna. Recipe? There is no recipe! I always always make it different. The base is: a nice pan-worth of sauteed assorted veggies. Whatever you like, as much as you want! Make it so it has some liquid left, add tomato sauce, wine, broth, water. It does need that liquid. Then a batch (or two, depending how my eyeing is that day) of standard white sauce (olive oil, flour, salt, pepper, nutmeg, milk) and no-cook lasagna noodles. Layer like so: *white sauce, noodles, veggies* repeat from * to * two more times (more or less, depends how deep your pan is), one more layer of noodles, one more layer of white sauce, top with grated cheese. Let rest a couple of hours so the pasta soaks up the liquid from the veggies. Bake at 180ÂșC for 45-50 minutes. Dive in!

And also I’d take some dessert. Cake or cookies. Depending on the mood. I know! The Chocolate-Stout Cookies. Go have a look at the recipe. Go make them. Enjoy them just slightly warm. They’re delicious, if I say so myself!

Favourite Holiday Tradition
Now on my “adult” (yeah, sure, adult giggle) life.. Ok, scratch that. Now with my boyfriend, I think my two favourite traditions are: setting up the tree together. Usually the first / second weekend of December. This also includes go look / shop for new ornaments, if we find something we both like. And then, once the tree is up, and with the lights on, sit down together, and make our own Christmas cards. Write a little something on each of them and address them and send them to their final destinations.

And that’s all until next week!

BlogStalkers 3.0 Week 3 – The Driving Force

This week’s topic for BlogStalkers 3.0 is what driving force inspired me to take up knitting.

I learnt to knit when I was 14 maybe? I don’t remember, actually. My mother used to knit a lot, and I wanted to do something, so after finishing some petit-point works, I asked her to teach me how to knit. I chose some funky acrylic thick and thin in red. And wanted to knit a scarf. Typical starters project. Mother casted on for me, and helped me fix all the mistakes I made and then taught me how to cast off. And that was it.

A few years later I took knitting again, and wanted to knit a veeery wide scarf (that was fashionable back then)… And never finished, because I got bored of it. And then it went on suspend for a couple of years. Then I got Stitch and Bitch – The knitter’s handbook, taught me how to cast on, and do multiple stitches, and read patterns, and found Knitty. And then I became a Knitter. Not afraid to try anything!

Although it seems that I don’t knit much right now. This semester I’m so busy, I barely have time to take a rest, least of all knit. Or when I do have time to knit (like now, after dinner) I’m so tired, that I don’t feel at all like knitting. My poor Anastasia sock is languishing!

BlogStalkers 3.0 Week 2 – I Love…

This week’s topic for Blogstalkers 3.0 is “I Love _____ Because _____”. Let’s see what I come up with:

  • I love weekends because I can sleep in.
  • I love waking up (relatively) early because it feels like the day has more hours and I can do more things.
  • I love my best friend because she makes me get out of the house.
  • I love cold weather because I love snuggling up under a blanket with the boy, with a glass of wine and some good music.
  • I love baking because it smells delicious!.