Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas project progress...kind of.

My plan for today was to get the lights on the tree while Liam napped and Lilia was at school, and then put the ornaments on the tree with the family.  I only got half of that done.  Ornaments will wait until tomorrow, mainly because we got too busy with dinner, knitting, dishes and trying to find my Christmas light staple gun.  At least the lights are on, and they look pretty.

I don't embroider...looks like cute number tags are needed.
I got a few more stockings done for my Advent Calendar, bringing the total to 9, plus the cord to hang it on.  Since I'm a little behind, I'm aiming to do at least one a day, and to hang one each day until all 25 are done.  I was excited today because I found some scrap Wool of the Andes from KnitPicks and I have to say it's probably my favorite wool to use, and it's the cutest of the stockings I've made so far.  I'll have to use more of it just because it's so lovely.

'Tis the season for yummy squash dishes.  I grabbed some spaghetti squash the other, not something anyone in the house but me likes.  I try to come up with recipes that John will enjoy as well, and so far, tonight's dish succeeded.

Spaghetti Squash, cut in half, seeds removed.
Brown sugar
Apple juice

Put the butter, brown sugar and apple juice (all measure to taste- I think I had a tablespoon of butter, a tablespoon of brown sugar and about 1/4 cup of apple juice) in the squash. Cover with foil, bake for an hour at 450.

Delicious!  I didn't take a picture, but really, it just looked like normal spaghetti squash.  Just spoon it out the cooked flesh, and serve.

1 comment:

  1. Love the little stockings! I can't wait to see the whole thing assembled… I guess I'll have to wait until Christmas though, eh? xo