Then we had Easter. I set a lovely Easter table:
Note the napkins folded like bunnies. I found the best website on napkin folding and I have used it a number of times. Who needs a book? You can find it here. Unfortunately Ems and KC ended up having to work an extra shift and they couldn't come over so it was just the three of us. We have enough food for the week. We had baked ham, baked pineapple casserole, baby carrots and sugar snap peas in lime ginger butter, roasted asparagus with asiago cheese, rosemary fingerling potatoes and popovers. I hadn't made popovers for years. They are a throwback to my own childhood--one of the treats that my brother and I would beg my mom to make. For dessert we had angel food cake with strawberries and mango sorbet. Of course I had to pick up a pint of Ben & Jerry's Half Baked for Bird. I must admit that it is my favorite B&J's flavor as well. Before dinner, I fixed some Pamatinis. I have finally perfected the recipe and it tastes just like the ones at the Rams Head. I had to make some changes from my original recipe and it's just right! I can really suck those down at happy hour!
Here is the recipe:
1 1/2 oz. Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
1 oz. premium vodka
1 1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
3 oz. pineapple juice
Place in shaker with ice, shake vigorously and pour. Seriously good stuff and it makes a pretty big drink. I have big martini glasses. It always blows my mind to go to a bar and pay 10 bucks for a premium martini in a small glass!
I have to do the crochet edging for one more sleeve flounce on Giselle--then I'm done! I need to finish it today as I won't be able to crochet with a cast. I also cast on Bella Paquita. I'm a little disappointed in the yarn. It is Elann Incense--a blend of 50% wool, 25% silk, 25% bamboo. It sounds luscious doesn't it? What threw me off is that I only use merino wool and this yarn just says "wool" not "merino" and I should have paid attention to that. It isn't terribly soft, but at least it doesn't feel scratchy. You get what you pay for.
I'm trying to get stuff done today that I won't be able to do with my bandage on my hand. I'll check in tomorrow night once the Percocet kicks in.
Bushism of the day:
"[A]s you know, these are open forums, you're able to come and listen to what I have to say." —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Oct. 28, 2003