November 2009

holiday plans

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Dan and I aren’t having turkey on Thursday, instead we’re having dinner with his family on Saturday. In recent years, I’ve taken on large parts of the Thanksgiving meal (turkey, sweet potatoes, rolls, and dessert). But this year, I’m opting for a simpler approach: I’ve volunteered to make pie. And maybe a cake. And ice […]

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misadventures in ice cream

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A few days ago, I saw a post on Facebook from Strauss Family Creamery about how their egg nog ice cream had been spotted at Whole Foods in Palo Alto. We’re only about 15 minutes south of Palo Alto so maybe it’s available at the Whole Foods here too? Maybe? Pretty please?

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the jello dude

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I was hanging out in the living room when Dan’s eight year old asked with a twinkle in his eye if I would help him make Jello. A few months ago, I showed him how easy Jello is to make, and now it is his specialty. And tonight, he proclaimed himself the Jello King. But […]

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pie in a jar

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What did I put in those jars?… Pie! That’s right, pie.

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bring the jar

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Dan said when I told him I was making applesauce yesterday, his initial thought was “big deal”. That it would probably taste a little fresher than the store bought stuff… that it would be “good” but you know, “it’s just applesauce”.

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I fought the law and the law won… Er, actually I fought the big bowl of apples and I won. I made homemade applesauce.

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3am hats

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After finishing the baby hat and sweater for my friend Kristi’s baby-to-be, I couldn’t stop knitting. I broke into my stash of yarn and found some self-striping yarn I had bought last winter. I don’t remember why I bought it, aside from the fact that it is self-striping. I mean, isn’t that cool? You just […]

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