After all the galavanting we've done the past 6 weeks, it was heavenly to have a stay-at-home/do-nothing kind of weekend that consisted of:
:: taking a friend to the airport (and being glad that I wasn't the one getting on a plane)
:: reading an entire book (granted, it was a YA book--The Aviary)--in a single sitting, knitting through the whole thing, and starting another
:: helping #1 daughter block her rocky coast cardigan (which necessitated doing a bitty adjustment to the too tight bound-off edges--can't help it; I admit, I'm rather compulsive.)
:: cooking a simple salad dinner one night, and a garden pizza dinner the next
:: baking some blueberry muffins*
:: starting a new project--and lining up three more (seriously---purchased and printed out the patterns, gathered the yarn, put each in a project bag--but held off casting on. What restraint!!! They will most likely be cast on tomorrow--restraint is usually only good for about 24 hours.)
:: watching Sherlock Holmes: a Game of Shadows twice (once by myself, and once with PapaGeek--I missed a few things first time around. Note to self: only garter stitch or stockinette knitting during action movies.)
:: cheering for the Cardinals (guess I must cheer harder--they lost)
:: ruining two pairs of pants (bleach incident); since they were two of my favorites, I'll probably wear them anyway.
Yes, I was pretty much a slug all weekend!
* I thought I had shared this blueberry muffin recipe before, but I couldn't find it in the archives, so here it is again. It's yummy.
The Best Blueberry Muffins (that's really the name of the recipe) from Muffins by Elizabeth Alston
1 stick butter
1 c granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 c blueberries (1/2 c mashed with a fork)-- I think this is what makes them so good
2 c flour
1/2 c milk
1 T sugar mixed with 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg on top
Beat butter. Beat in sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Mix mashed berries into batter. Fold in half the flour, then half the milk, the remaining flour and milk. Fold in remaining berries. Scoop batter into muffin cups and sprinkle with nutmeg sugar (which I forgot to do on the above muffins! oops.)
Bake 25-30 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Makes 12 muffins.
joining Amanda at the habit of being for weekending. Hope yours was all you wanted it to be.