My husband is making a drum machine. But not like you might think. Like a physical drum set that is beat upon by a robot. A robot he powers from a MIDI-sequencer and arduino and hand-built circuit and solenoids. I’m not even making this up. It took a while for his friends and admirers to catch on he’s actually building a goddamn amazing robot and after he’s done with this maybe I’ll tell him to build another one to terrify the hell out of you mere mortals.
I made a pair of pants for Phoenix that were PERFECT in every detail. Here’s a picture of the pocket bags. Yeah I know. You stitchers want to punch yourself in the crotch that this is the INSIDE of the pants and looks so good (I am feeling cocky and all about the CAPS LOCK tonight). You’ll be seeing the rest of the pants soon enough. For now, weep at the preview of awesomeness.
I cooked down all our extra CSA veggies yesterday (and we had a lot) and made a resultant slow-cooked organic veggie puree and froze it in batches and gave one batch to my mom and used a batch in tonight’s dinner and will be making up some soup this week (for my SOUPTAKER daughter) and have a little more besides. Tonight’s dinner was amazing, because I have finally hit on the perfect spaghetti and meatballs recipe and it’s good every time. We had my mom over to share and she baked brownies and covered them with Tillamook vanilla ice cream. I haven’t had any dessert yet because I’m still recovering from MEATBALLS AND RED PEPPERS.
Our kittens found another place to perch, prairie-dog, and sleep. When the living room carpet is entirely dry from shampooing THIS rug will be rolled back out and they’ll have to take their shady business somewhere else.
Also: bike rides, friends over for music recording and talking and tea, lunch date with my husband, many snuggles, my son sneaking under the covers to the bottom of the bed last night to gently massage my feet and then pop his blonde head up and smile at me, my daughter opening her eyes first thing this morning and saying dreamily, “The nights go by so quickly…”
Good times this weekend.
I can’t see the pictures at work. HRMPH. But would you ever so mind to post the spaghetti sauce recipe or email it to me?! I have some veggies I need to cook down as well and if you added that in there, I want to know HOW!!!
I posted the recipe. Thanks for the incentive to do so!
Fo the veggie stuff. It’s pretty simple, just wash and cut the veggies down to a more or less uniform dice. Cook on low with some canned tomatoes and however much water works out (but don’t add the water until you can tell how much the veggies give up). I didn’t cook it with any salt or oil. I cooked the veggies all day on a low simmer until they’d broken down. Then I cooled and pureed it all and parsed it into servings. It’s probably not too tasty on it’s own but as a nutrient-rich addition to soups and stocks and sauces, it works great!
In my case I added about a pint to the recipe I posted, and doubled the amount of sugar and salt. It was lovely!
I should know better than to read your journal before mealtime. I just went from “I could eat” to “famished”.
I’ll end my food-photo posts with a post of something repulsive. Like the hair I just cleaned out of the bathroom drain.
Your pocket bags are holy.
HAhaha! You gave me today’s first belly laugh. Thanks!
“… can my POCKET help?”
— Obscure MST3K Reference
I see something bullshitty perched on a rolled up rug. I’d keep my eye on that if I were you.
TOTALLY SKETCHY AND BULLSHITTY