Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Gratitude

OK, not much sleep last nite. Again. Here's a little ditty I've been pondering over since I started this blog.

Giving thanks where it is due.

First and foremost, I want to thank Lisa L. for teaching me to knit. And purl. And bind off. And thanks to Tracy (the guru) for putting up with my idea of a lesson (I want to learn this, this, and this. OK, GO!)

I'd like to thank all the people who've read my blog and taken the time to comment. I've been told about something called Haloscan where you can get emails so you can thank them personally but I haven't had time to figure it out yet.

I want to thank Rachel, my friend here in CO. She is there when I need to talk and understands the yarn obsession so doesn't get too bored with that. And recently, she took the boys and her daughter (Morgan) to an Earth Day event at the museum so Dave and I could have a date on our anniversary. Here's a couple of pic's of the boys when they came home and a copy of the email she sent me later telling me what a good time they had.

"I keep thinking of Davis and I'm cracking up. He was so funny yesterday--the child had a BLAST! We're at the reptile demonstration thing and it's pretty much over, all the kids are petting the snakes and the lizard. Davie is down on his knees next to the lady with the lizard and she is telling him that the lizard is real. He points to the lizard's cheek, "Okay, but this is fake." Lady says, "No. That's real." So Davis points to the leg, "Well, is this fake?" Lady says, "Nope, that's real, too." Davis points to the other leg, "Well how about this part...is this part fake?" This went on and on for about 10 minutes. The lady was cracking up.

I have a good one for Trevor, too. We're on on way home and Morgan is whining for food, "I'm so hungry...my head hurts and I'm hungry...I need food...I'm so hungry!" Trevor turns to Morgan and says, "You know, if you head hurts real bad, you could die!" All in all, a good time was had by all...and Morgan did not die. " - Rachel's email.

I will express my gratitude through food. If you were all here, I'd even serve it to you!

I call this recipe Bunko Pasta. I was in a bunko group for about a year. In that year, this is the only truly memorable dish that was served. It is not figure friendly or terribly time efficient but it is. So. Tasty. It also makes enough to feed a small army, but you can easily halve the recipe.

Bunko Pasta

1 lb. penne pasta (cooked), 2 jars pasta sauce, 1 onion (chopped and sauteed), 1 lb. Italian sausage (we use sweet/mild) cooked, 6 oz. Provolone (sliced), 1 1/2 cups sour cream, 6 oz. shredded mozzarella, grated parmesan.

Combine sauce, onion and sausage and warm (I cook the sausage and onion at the same time, then drain). In 9 X 13" pan baking dish, layer: 1/2 pasta, all the provolone, spread w/sour cream, 1/2 the sauce mixture, rest of the pasta, the mozzarella, rest of the sauce, top w/parmesan. Bake 30 minutes (covered) at 350 degrees.

Enjoy!

Here's some other tidbits. If you are even remotely in the area, the Purls on Oracle in Tucson is closing. Here's the details of the sale:

Sale begins April 30th at the Oracle Store ONLY!
Look for HUGE Reductions
Single patterns $1.00
Magazines 50% off
Pattern Books 50% off

4/30 - 5/5 = 25% OFF
5/7 - 5/12 = 30% OFF
5/14 - 5/19 = 35% OFF
5/21 - 5/26 = 40% OFF
As of 5/28 everything will be 50% OFF

ALL SALES WILL BE FINAL!
Oracle stock ONLY!
No store transfers.
No Special Orders.
All merchandise in "as is" condition.
No "hold" or layaways.

Pretty sweet, no? If you are making a day trip of it and want a list of amazing restaurants, let me know!

Here's my last tidbits. These are links to the news items about the Yarn Harlot's trip to Denver.

News item I'm in the 44th second of the video, on the far left. And here's her interview.

Ever thankful, Ruth!

2 comments:

Faith! said...

Thanks for the recipe! Ah bunko, the game that opened my young eyes to the fact that the nice, neighborhood ladies could get pretty rowdy [read, tanked] when around dice.

Chris said...

You can set it up to get emails in blogger when someone comments, if that person's blogger profile is perfectly set up and your blog is set up just so and the phase of the moon is harmonious. They DON'T make it easy. :)