Friday, January 04, 2008

A quick flash back

One last finished object in 2007 - I did finally finish the Urban Homesteader hat. the summary and details are over here. I knit on it for a day, and was seaming buttons and doing the finished edging that evening. I've already worn it - in the house no less. Apparently once I get cold, I have a really hard time getting warm again, even if the heat is on. No amount of warm fluids was doing the trick, and I didn't want to waste electricity bringing the temps inside the house into the "tropical" on went the hat :D

And since we're light on the content, how about something good to eat? Sorry, no photos - I always seem to forget to take photos when I'm taking dinner...

I had Zucchini Carbonara for dinner last night - very tasty - and easy to make too! Recipe essentially from Mark Bittman's The Minimalist Cooks at Home. Basically, boil up some pasta...while the pot for the pasta is getting going, slice up several zucchinis about 1/4 inch thick, saute them in olive oil and season to taste (I also added some minced garlic, and seasoned simply with salt and pepper). Mix 2 eggs + 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese. When the pasta is done, quickly drain it (don't rinse!) and add it to the zucchini - quickly pour on the egg & cheese mixture and toss - the heat from the pasta should do the cooking, though if it isn't hot enough, you can do this in your pot over low heat, be careful to not let the pot get too hot or you're going to have scrambled eggs and pasta. Adjust your seasonings, serve with a drizzle of olive oil and more freshly grated cheese :) and a salad. And garlic bread. Yum.


Anonymous said...

the hat looks great and the pasta sounds nummy :D

Oiyi said...

That hat is cool! You can wear your hair in a ponytail or pigtails? Awesome!