Friday, June 29, 2007

She's Baaaaa-aaaack!

Ah, yes. It's been a while, has it not, my little chickadees?

The move went splendidly, the only black marks on an otherwise uneventful trip were first, the dumbass that rear-ended the poor carlet 2 days before we left, and poor drugged-up Sully getting confused and peeing on top of his crate. (stinky!!) Thank Goddess for Nature's Miracle.

I've begun the settling-in process here in the land of wheat. We have managed, through the generosity of La Ferrette and sister-in-law, to procure a bed, a dinette set, and even a super-nifty craft table. My old Kenmore sewing machine made the trip with us, and my beads are on their way. The folks at the SRS(welfare) office are optomistic about getting me some healthcare, and El hubberooni really likes his new job. And we have the awesomest, comfiest, coolest-looking couch and loveseat set known to man. My first grownup, non-handmedown furniture ever. I have decided to celebrate by making a blanket. I chose the "Blushing Grannies" blanket out of feb/mar '07's Crochet Today magazine. Except...I chose cream, caramel and chocolate to go with my new couch instead of the reds they use; I have to switch from an I hook, which the pattern calls for, to a K hook because my stitching is so tight; and I'm making either 48 or 52 squares instead of the 35 they call for. If I only made 35, the blanket would be so tiny it would be useless! I'm not knocking blankets as decor, but I like to be able to curl up under it. Blankets should be useable, warm and comfy in my house.

Let's about a recipe? We haven't had one in a while.

Moonie's Spicy Magic meat&veggie rub

1/4 c paprika
2T garlic powder
1T onion powder
2T thyme
1t cayenne
2 t marjoram
1/2 t cumin
salt, to your taste, but it does need some.
black pepper , and
white pepper, or you could use one of those peppercorn medley things.
Rub this dry right onto meat, tofu, veggies, whatever, just before frying, or putting them on the grill, hibachi or George Foreman.
Or mix it into sour cream, cream cheese, ranch dressing, bleu cheese dressing...the list goes on. Any of those listed makes a kickass dip. Mix it into your next batch of hummus!

If there's enough folks asking for it, I'll post my SuperHummus recipe next time.