I finally found (made) time to record tonight. I got brave and recorded in the dining room, with my family in the house. I think this will have to be my reality, if I want to continue podcasting! Here’s links to relevant info:
I’m terrible at keeping New Year’s Resolutions (who isn’t?). I am still trying to consistently post show notes, but sometimes the only way to get an episode published is to just get it up there!
My recording schedule has been a bit wonky lately, and I think I’m going to have to officially change things up. While I like recording in the mornings, it’s not really working with my schedule anymore. Stay tuned!
And now…show notes!
I visited Park Avenue Yarns in League City on Sunday for a meet-up with some local knitters. Local to Houston. None of us live near this LYS, but it was so worth the trip! Park Avenue Yarns is a lovely store with everything you could want! I was like a kid in a candy store! I was mostly good, though, and only bought one treat. The other things I bought were either necessities (some stitch holders and Eucalan) or something I have been wanting to buy but have been unable to find at other yarn stores (bare yarn and dye!). If you are ever in the Houston area and want to go on a yarny adventure, I highly recommend making the trek to Park Avenue Yarns!
I hope everyone had a nice, restful 3-day weekend, if you were lucky enough to have Monday off! I know I really enjoyed that extra day. I always feel like that extra day is just a little gift. And then I completely waste it. 😉
What I’ve Been Up To
We didn’t do a whole lot over the weekend, but we did get a hike in on Saturday at Brazos Bend State Park. I think we saw about 20 alligators.
We went out to eat a couple of times. We had lunch at Beck’s Prime on Sunday, which is good, but overpriced. Then, on our unanticipated kid-free night, we ate dinner at Great W’kana Cafe, which was delicious.
One of my goals (I won’t say resolutions) for 2015 is to consistently post show notes, and to treat this blog as, well, more of a blog. So here’s to new beginnings.
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What I’ve Been Doing
This weekend we visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Here are some pictures from the Samurai, Egyptian, and Battleship Texas exhibits. If you are ever in the Houston area, I highly recommend taking a trip to HMNS. It’s awesome!
Ella Rae Lace Merino Chunky in colorway 500 (Turquoise Brown)
Leafy Mitts pattern by Marin Melchior (not on Ravelry)
Winner for Christmas All Year Long KAL (October – December)
In the Kitchen
Buffalo Chicken Chili
Modifications: I used the meat, shredded, from a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store deli instead of ground chicken. I also left out the celery salt and dried cilantro, since I didn’t have it on hand. I used a little less than 4 cups of chicken broth (probably about 3 1/2 cups). Finally, I cooked it on the stovetop rather than in a slow cooker. I combined everything except the cream cheese in a large pot, then put the cream cheese, in pieces, on top. I brought the mixture to a boil, then turned it down to medium low to simmer, covered, for a while. I didn’t time it – just until the cheese had melted through and mixed in well, probably an hour or so.