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Tuesday, February 7, 2012


“Hodgepodge… a mixture of dissimilar ingredients; jumble” (The American Heritage Dictionary)

This post is truly a HODGEPODGE of ingredients.  This shows how my day began…  RATS!


Yes, I was cleaning my glasses this morning and one of the arms just broke off!  UGGHHH!  I have been procrastinating on getting an appointment to get my eyes examined.  This prescription is 4 years old.  Thankfully I have a pair of old glasses (from SIX years ago).  They are not as stylish as the rim-less (like I care at this point?) and they definitely do not give me good up-close vision.  I have an appointment Friday for a checkup and getting new glasses.  I was planning on getting new lenses put into these frames.  Change of plans, for sure!

In checking my blog this morning I realized that you have been forced to read posts with no pictures for a very long time.  So here are some pics to brighten things up.


I have taken the “12 pairs in 12” challenge.  That means I plan on knitting 12 pairs of socks in 12 months.  I am well on my way.  The above pair was requested by a certain hunter in my household, to help keep his tootsies warm while hunting.  They are made of sport weight yarn.  That was neat to work with because the larger yarn size really works up quickly.  These were my January socks project.  Unfortunately, hunting season is done (except for squirrel.  No, I don’t eat squirrel… he gives them to friends that like tree-dwelling rodents!) so he is ready for next year.


February socks… just for me!  I made this pair from Felici fingerling weight.  I also made them longer than I have been doing.  I really like the extra height.  And of course I love the bright colors and softness.  CHECK!  February socks are marked off the calendar.  I already have the March socks well under way.


YUMMY!  This is what my “hot ham and cheese salad sandwiches” looked like on Sunday evening.  This is a blast from the past.  My mom used to make these for us when I was a kid.  I had completely forgotten about them until a couple of months ago.  It has been over 40 years since I have had one of these.  DH double-smoked a ham last week so it was time to make these.

I used 4 cups small cubes of ham, 2-3 cups of shredded cheese (I used a Colby-jack mix and some sharp cheddar), 4 grated hard-boiled eggs, 3/4 cup sweet pickle relish (Can you tell I LOVE pickle relish?), 2 tablespoons finely minced onion, 1/2 teaspoon celery seed, and enough mayo to hold it all together.  Place mixture on split rolls or inside hot dog buns.  Wrap individually in foil.  Warm in a 300 degree oven for about 30 minutes.  YUMMO!  This makes a bunch, so if you are only feeding a few you would want to half this recipe.

I don’t think DH was as impressed with them as I was.  It was a trip down memory lane for me.

So… there is the HODGEPODGE for today.  The cookie recipe (and some pictures of finished quilts) will be arriving in your blog-reading box soon!

Have a blessed day!



  1. Love your Feb. socks...I now must go see if I have that yarn in my stash. Hubby's socks are nice too. I am well on my way with March socks and April's will have me trying toes up-2 together.
    My nostalgic food is hot choc pudding over biscuits and hubby just doesn't get it. And I haven't had it in years. Maybe I'll have to remedy that soon. :) Sorry about the glasses.

  2. Yikes, you really did a number on your glasses!

    Nice-looking socks. I've decided to knit a longer leg on my next pair of socks.

    My all-time favorite comfort food is rice pudding w/raisins.

  3. I had to laugh... My glasses look exactly like yours and I did the very same thing this morning! Best wishes from Helen in Switzerland x

  4. Pretty socks!!! Those pesky squirrels better watch out now, looks like David and PJ can stay out in the cold for a loooooooong time.
    We may have to try out those sandwiches on one of our fellowship nights, they look yummy!


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