Grateful for a warm sunny 70 degree day in December

Beautiful day yesterday.  D’Argo and I sat on the deck most of the day.  Did some knitting but little else.   I just did not want to miss a second of the sunshine.  I am a warm weather woman and do not do well in cold damp weather.  We are supposed to get a cold front later today and freezing temperatures.  Not looking forward to that.  I know, it is winter, what do I expect.

Here is the Sausage Dressing recipe I made up last year.  Lance liked it so much he said I do not ever have make the traditional oyster dressing again.

Sausage Dressing

2 apples diced (use someting tart)

2 medium onions diced

1 lb Sweet Italian Sausage

1/2 cup craisins

pinch red pepper

6 to 8 corn muffins (I use Jiffy cornbread mix)

chicken stock

1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese

Butter dabs


Soften apples and onions in skillet with EVOO and a little butter, add craisins.  Cook sausage in skillet with butter and EVOO.  Transfer apple onion mixure to large bowl, add sausage, pinch red pepper, 1/4 cup parm cheese, crumbled cornbread.  Mix with a “tad” of chicken stock.  Do not make it too wet.  Put in a casserole dish, top with generous sprinkle of parm chese and butter dabs.

Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour. (until golden borwn)


Love how the Hearts for Heidi socks turned out.   We had some cold days last week and the socks kept my feet warm and comfortable.   Will post pictures some day.

I am trying to get a new pair of socks started using Windy’s Summer 2008 sock pattern which is free on her blog.  The pattern is written for fingering weight yarn and I want to use Fiesta Boomerang which is worsted weight.   Windy used this yarn for her Hearts for Heidi socks so I started by using the number of stitches she used for those socks. So far I have not gotten the number of stitch and needle size right.  The pattern stitch is stretchy and so is the yarn. I have tried casting on fewer stitches, using smaller needles, etc. but still am getting a sock that is too big. I will be trying again today.

D’Argo wants to take me for my walk before the cold front moves in.   More later.

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