As I said the other day, I have been working on Cassidy. I haven’t worked on it a whole lot because I hate to pick up something that requires focus and then have to keep putting it down because of interruptions. I have a bit less than an inch of the hood done. I am not 100% thrilled with the picked up row and I think I am off by one row crossing the cables. I can live with those things. I have long hair which will drape over the hood and to be honest I doubt I will ever put the hood on. Maybe one for photos but that is likely it. I plan to work on this tonight since the menfolk have a cub scout meeting but who knows what my mental state will be by tonight. I make no promises.
Last night I spent my knitting time working on the sock. I know I said it was going to be my out of the house knitting and it mostly has been. In the afternoon yesterday N had Kumon and that is a good hour of uninterrupted knitting time so I worked on the sock. I was nearly done with the gusset decreases when it was time to leave. After the conference with the teacher, which was very good, and dinner, which I’ll talk about in a moment, I didn’t have much left is the line of brain power so I picked up the sock and completed the gusset decreases.
Yesterday Beth and I had a short discussion on corned beef and cabbage leftovers. I told her what we have always done with the leftovers: bubble and squeak. I quickly looked up the wiki on it because I knew they could explain it better than I could. Mine is a bit different than what is described in the article. Into the frying pan I place some butter and a 1/4 cup or so of finely chopped onion. I cook the onion until it is translucent and then I add all the leftover vegetables which I chop up into small pieces. I let it heat through stirring quite often so it doesn’t stick in the pan. I don’t let it brown, I just want it hot all the way through. Once it is quite hot I put the sliced corned beef leftovers on top and cover the pan with a lid until the corned beef is heated through. I serve the bubble and squeak with additional butter. It’s quite delicious and different every time I make it because the combination of leftovers is always different.