Monday, September 25, 2006

This weekend’s theme:

This weekend’s theme:
Obnoxious orange.
I mean the almost fluorescent kind.
Posting has been difficult. All personal pages are blocked from work. I can READ blogs, but I cannot comment or post. We’re trying the e-mail post today. I’ll add (orange!) photos later.
My students are testing today, so it is a lot of time to walk around and knit while I make sure each student is doing his/her own work with no undue assistance.
And what I am knitting? An orange vest!
Big-sis is a tiger cub this year at school, so I am making a vest out of kitchen cotton. Under the fluorescent here it GLOWS, let me tell you.
The vest has simple cables and bobbles to form tiger paws going up the front. The plan is to do a v-neck and have the paws continue up each side. We’ll see how that looks.
And other orange?
Two pumpkin t-shirts. We tried the freezer paper stencil thing and it worked out quite well. T Shirts were on sale at Michaels for $2, so we stocked up. This could get quite addictive. I have visions of a Spock shirt for the husband’s birthday.
And last? Ginger Carrot Soup. Very orange and very tasty!

Carrot and Ginger Soup

1 medium yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, diced
2 Tbsp fresh ginger, diced
2 stalks celery diced
1 medium bag whole carrots, sliced
2 medium potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
Vegetable stock
Optional: Sour Cream or heavy cream
Cook the onion and celery with a pinch of salt in olive oil over medium heat until translucent. Add the garlic and ginger ands sauté for a minute. Add the carrots and sauté for another minute. Add the potatoes and enough stock and water to cover all the vegetables. Simmer for about 30 min until all the veggies are tender. Puree using a blender until smooth.
Add the sour cream or cream if desired. My girls like it with skim milk.


Beth said...

That recipe sounds wonderful! I'll definitely try it soon. Good luck with all of your orange projects.

ErLeCa said...

Wow,sounds like a whole lot of orange going on!!!

Bear Knits said...

Funny how the orange theme is going around. My Little Man picked his sweater colors - blue/orange. Have fun with the orange projects!

maverick said...

Great sounds like your trying to get a handle on things and that is great! Gotta go, I'm looking for a diaper cake for a baby shower I'm going to and I don't know where I'm going to find it. Guess I'll check out www.diapergifts.comdiaper cake, I've heard that is a good place to start.