Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Making

The quiet of January allows me to start reflecting on unfinished projects and new projects that I want to start. I had huge goals to finish a pair of socks for both boys for Christmas. But, time, a nasty cold and other projects got in the way. This week I've been concentrating on finishing those socks for around the house. I know they will never wear them out, but it warms my heart when they put them on after they get home from school.
Besides knitting, I've been perusing my cookbooks and online cooking sites. I really want to make an effort to widen our food repertoire. My boys are not picky eaters, but tend to stick with meat, veggie and some sort of starch. I would love to use curry more, and convince them that eating just vegetables for dinner is an acceptable thing to do.
Yesterday, I made kale chips. Easy and simple. I wasn't sure of the reaction I would get, but was pleasantly surprised. Matt enjoyed them and swore he just wasn't' eating them to get more time on the xbox. Ryan never got a chance to try them, as the dog thought they were mighty good and had a great healthy snack while we weren't looking!
I think, I might explore this leafy green a bit more!

11 comments:

TD wool design said...

clean, paint, learn to crochet is my january plan, but it's all food in february. i am so bored with what i do. but i'm finding it hard with just the three of us here. many recipes leave us with leftovers, some not so good to freeze etc. and i love curry. i never tire of it!

MadMad said...

Happy New Year, Missy! I, too, am totally bored with my meal routine. I think if I try to pass off chili one more time, my family will rebel. The other night I actually tried to call sandwiches "dinner," and you should see the look I got. Oh well. Maybe I'll give the Kale chips a try - any way to get fruit and vegetables in during the winter is a plus!

Liz said...

I'll try the kale chips! Happy New Year, Jane. :)

Holli said...

Jane - I've got a good curry-recipe for you: Coconut Red Lentil Soup. You and yours will LOVE it!

http://feedingthebigguy.blogspot.com/2010/04/coconut-red-lentil-soup.html

RW said...

oh the socks are lovely.
I also want to expand our food repetoire... we are eating less meat these days so we need to expand our vegetarian options.

kristina said...

The socks are gorgeous! Love the color. Have resolved to knit more socks in the New Year--including a pair for G. Oh and our dinner repertoire could use something new, too...

K x

sewstylish said...

The love the socks. I'm working on my first toe up yikes.. We LOVE kale chips here they were in our farm shares one week so with a little research we found what to do with the kale and the chips are loved by ALL.

ColorSlut said...

The socks are lovely. Kale chips sound interesting - I might just have to try and make some.

lila Braga said...

the socks are so lovely...the pictures and post so inspiring!!!
Lovely,lovely,lovely blog!
hugs
Lila

Andi said...

I too plan to change up the menu. Thank you for the post on the kale chips. These are going to be a must try this weekend. In knitting news, love the socks you are working on!

Sandy said...

i haven't felt the quiet of january yet, but i'm enjoying it just the same. i am trying to finish a knitting project for myself. and i'm implementing a new food plan...meatless mondays. i am searching for more asian noodle type dishes for all of us.
sometimes i feel like our lives are very similar, jane! :)
happiest of new years to you and your boys!