Thursday, September 21, 2006

I have come up with a plan for what to make my family for Christmas this year. It should be fun, and hopefully much less tedious those eight pair of pants I sewed for everyone last year. Sadly, I can't reveal what I'm making because just about everyone in my family reads this blog, but just know that I will be knitting busily on these items from now until Christmas.

Today is dreary and I am having a sick, pukey day. Emma and I are both still wearing our pajamas. I imagine we will hurry up and get dressed when I know Steve is on his way home, so we can at least give the outward appearance of not having been lazy and useless all day. We are, however, having a nice time watching movies and reading lots of books.

The other night for dinner, I warmed up some brisket that I had previously cooked and frozen. For some reason it turned into a stringy mess, much more like spaghetti than beef. (I always seem to be saying "for some reason" when I'm talking about things I've cooked. Does anyone else experience as many cooking mysteries as me?) Steve and Emma had fun playing with the stringy stuff. Here they are sporting a couple of brisket mustaches.

7 comments:

Vegan Knitting said...

Brisket 'staches - what will they think of next!

Jen said...

My poor husband David has the same problem with cooking... One time he was telling me about how he was cooking himself a steak and "it just burned. There's wasn't anything I could have done about it." I asked him if he could have turned down the heat or taken it off the stove (he was cooking it in a frying pan), but he assured me that neither of those would have helped...?

My problem with cooking is that I don't feel like I've really cooked if I just follow a recipe. I feel like I have to make up the recipe and then cook it to have really acomplished something. It makes for a lot riskier cooking!

HeyJulieMama said...

I seriously was just thinking of your Christmas pants that you made last year. I wanted matching family jammies and never got them - too $$. So here I am, again, same wish, same $$ issue! Wish I could get it together to try to sew some pants. But, um, FOR SOME REASON, my sewing projects never turn out as planned....

HeyJulieMama said...

BTW - did you read the 7 O'Clock Bedtime book? Its 6:45 pm here now and we are aiming to at least be in bed reading by 7pm....

mom said...

Sarah, I love those matching pajamas and the fact that you sweetly made them for us! Peter and I are laughing heartily at the picture.

Katie said...

emma's face seriously cracks me up! hilarious! at least they got something out of the stringy brisket... :)

amy said...

wow, I am IMpressed by those pants. I don't sew... I do knit, and I'm totally sure you're not knitting anything for ME for xmas, so how about it? send me an email and tell me what you're making! Hee.
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