Sunday, October 28, 2012

Batten down the hatches...

A hurricane is on its way, and the sun is on vacation for a few days. Perfect knitting weather! I'm still moving along on the shawlette for a magazine editorial and have gotten to the meat of it...the pretty floral lace pattern.
Love the way it's coming out. Unfortunately, my arm is still hurting a lot. I think I'd have to not do a thing (and I mean nothing) with my left arm for at least a week to get it to stop hurting. How the heck am I supposed to do that?? Frustrating...

Gray weather also inspires in the kitchen. Made a yummy, calorie-intense (:-( crusted apple fritter bread French toast, drizzled with a wee bit of pure maple syrup.
A few tips about the way I make this:
  • Use a seasoned bread like raisin bread, or cinnamon bread. I buy an "apple fritter" bread. Sorta like those others with intense swirls of cinnamon. 
  • Instead of mixing milk with the eggs, I use yogurt. Can be plain, or vanilla flavored, or even sour cream. It makes a custard type batter that really stick to the bread. 
  • Lastly, dip in crumbs before frying in a pan. I've used panko crumbs before, but today I used Corn Flakes crumbs (actually comes in a box already crushed). 

Eating this is "almost" as good as knitting.




3 comments:

  1. glad you came out of the frankenstorm and hope you get your power back soonest.
    love the shawl you're working! is there a name for the shawl that i could google for the pattern? i'd love to work it up for myself ... it so pretty! thanx

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  2. Ah, you must be patient! I am in the process of designing this shawl and it will be published in the spring in a magazine. Will post details once it is available. :-)

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