Happy New Year Everyone!!!!
May this year be your best ever!!!
Here is what I've been knitting for my kitchen.
I used Sugar 'n Cream, in Soft Teal, Soft Violet and Cream. I used a size 7 needle for the Teal and Violet but a 6 for the Cream. The pattern is Waffle Knit from Homespun Living. I told you I got lost looking through her site.
and something I've made to enjoy with some hot cocoa. Yes I have a pink KitchenAid and love it! I so love my island also. The top isn't really granite but nothing sticks to it. I can turn out bread and knead it right on the countertop and not use flour, it is awesome. It even has an electric outlet which makes me happy as I've seen a lot of islands without them.
The one on the left is going to be sent to Ct. for my nieces as they love Fluff in their hot chocolate, and I'm sure they will love these. I got the recipe from Insanknitty. I picked up the laptop and put it far away from the island, counter, and stove triangle, so it wouldn't get all gooey and went to work using Insanknitty's tutorial. OMG they turned out so awesome. Now the DH and I aren't candy/sweet people but we have been picking on this stuff all night. Tomorrow will be hot cocoa and marshmallows. Good thing as the weather temps are plummeting.
Now so you all don't think I just steal everyone's recipes here is one of my own. Okay and you people who won't try different foods, just have to try this. My gf Denise, who is so very, very picky tried it and absolutely loved it, and if she loved it that means it's great LOL. Unfortunately my picture makes it look like barf so I'll try for a better one tomorrow and post a picture.
It is Herring salad which I make every New's Year Eve, well this year DH made it while I was doing the marshmallows. I'm glad he did as I discovered it has to be chopped which to me is finer than what I would call cubed. My poor Dad just loves it and when I talked to him earlier and told him we decided to stay home tonight, we have the Herring Salat, and the blah, blah, blah, as soon as he heard Herring he screamed out to my Mom - "where is my Herring Salat." Yeah it is a/our German tradition, but since Mom tends to work New Year's Eve she doesn't make it as often anymore.
Okay here goes
Use equal amounts of everything
Chop following ingredients fine, so not cubed a little finer than that.
pickles (I use dill)
herring (I think Schmaltz herring but cleaned, I use a jar of herring in wine, the flavor is very nice)
potatoes (cooked and peeled)
beef, chicken, pork, and/or turkey (you can use just one or all, I usually just do ham but this year I did smoked pork loin - if you want to make it for your Jewish friends use just chicken, beef or turkey).
Usually I make a 1/2 Cup of each ingredient. This year it is only DH and myself so he used just 1/4 Cup of everything.
Then add mayo to whatever consistency you like and salt and pepper to taste.
Now this is perfect for New Year's because it is basically a dish for your leftovers. If you had Turkey on Christmas and Ham/Beef today, and left over beets and potatoes, and an apple laying around, and if you live in a German/Jewish household there is always herring, and you have the ingredients for your salad. Oh yes it will turn a pink color because of the beets, but OMG this dish is sooo good. I don't know why I don't make it more during the year.