Whew it was a busy, long weekend. Sadly I hardly got any knitting done. I did a ton of cooking (which I love) and a ton of cleaning (which I don't love...but which was definitely needed). We (finally) put Christmas stuff away and the tree has exited the house (minus a bunch of needles he/she left behind). I miss the lights and decorations, but it is good to have things back to normal.
Saturday I made a dumpling recipe from one of my new cookbooks Bowl. I made the beet-tahini dumplings. Making dumplings is a labor-intensive process for sure. The filling was delicious...the dumplings not so much. I steamed them per the recipe, but I think I prefer dumplings boiled or deep-fried. I made stir-fry bok choy and brown rice to go with.
And Sunday I made a Tart Lemon Tart from my other new cookbook My Kitchen Year. Oh my gosh, this is a wonderful recipe. The tart crust is made from ground cashews, a bit of flour and powdered sugar, butter (of course), an egg yolk and a bit of olive oil. The lemon filling is cooked on top of the stove (like a lemon meringue pie).
Every recipe in this book is something I want to make!
Is anyone else watching Victoria on PBS? I haven't even finished The Crown, but I really enjoyed the first episode of Victoria on Sunday night.
Yesterday my car went in for inspection. Yikes! It's a good thing I ordered all those books and yarn the other week, because if I had waited, I wouldn't have ordered. My car needed new front brakes, two new front tires and front shocks. I was shocked at the final bill (and not happy). The tires actually passed inspection, but just barely and given the time of year and the possibility of lousy weather, I wasn't willing to take a chance with tires that "just passed."
So now it's back to work...at least it's a short week!