Monday, April 11, 2011

Episode 15 We're Baaaaaack!

Mentioned on this episode:

military style cardigan

Click here for the link to the Vintage Knitting Blog. (Links to the knit-along posts are on the right side of her blog!)

Spud and Chloe Sock Yarn

Rivendell sock pattern

Beaded Diamond Lace Scarf

Alexandra's Crafts

Hand dyed superwash merino

Tangled Purls

in Salem, Oregon

A great fiber store, with friendly service. Bonus!

Breakfast Cookies!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Episode 13 Show Notes

What we're working on:

Ski Bunny Headband is finished! A quick knit, and it looks good, too!

Juggling Balls pattern from Lion Brand Yarn website. This was a quick knit. I'm on a roll with those quick knits!

We filled ours with fiberfill instead of the plastic pellets recommended in the directions.

The Laurelhurst Shell pattern is about to be frogged...

Taste of Home Fall Freezer Meals
$4.99 listed price

If you live in the greater Seattle area and would like to have gourmet meals but don't have the time to prepare them yourself, check out Hey, even if you don't live in the greater Seattle area, you should still check out the website! Their weekly menu will make your mouth water!

Movie Review:

We both liked this movie. There is no narration and little dialogue. The story follows four babies from four different places in the world, from birth to walking.

Grilled Chicken with Zesty Cracked Peppercorn Dressing

Eight chicken breasts, skinless and boned
1 bottle Zest Cracked Peppercorn Dressing
2 gallon-size freezer bags

Pound each chicken breast to desired thickness. Place four chicken breasts in one plastic bag. Pour half of the dressing on top of the chicken breasts. Close bag and knead the chicken breasts to disperse the dressing evenly. Place one bag in the refrigerator and marinade 1-2 hours. Place the other bag in the freezer for dinner another night. After marinading, grill on the bbq. Enjoy!

You can find the Zesty Cracked Peppercorn dressing on Tastefully Simple's website here.

We substituted Greek Yogurt for the butter in the baked mac and cheese recipe. Syd also used Irish Cheddar Cheese for the dish. Everyone loved the cheese. We will definitely try the greek yogurt again.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Episode 12

Syd's cardigan is finally complete!

Bamboo Ewe (Mermaid) and Alpaca Love

Morning Frost Wrap

Left Bank Hat

Fostering update, starts 9:15 minutes into the podcast

On Arlene's wish list:
Vanna's Glamour

What Syd is reading (well, she will be when it arrives!):

Get Into Pharmacy School RX for Success

Movie Review:

It Happened One Night

Podcasts we mentioned:

Fiber Related:

Unwound (this podcast does not appear to have any new episodes since 3/10)



Website Review

If you love pancakes, and even if you don't, this is a great website to check out!

Ham, Broccoli and Rice Skillet Dinner
2 teaspoons butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
1 package (4.3 oz) long grain and wild rice mix
1 2/3 cups water
2 cups Green Giant Select® frozen broccoli florets (from 14-oz bag)
1 1/2 cups cubed cooked ham

In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and rice from mix; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until onion begins to cook. Stir in water and contents of seasoning packet from mix; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 10 minutes.
Stir in broccoli and ham; return to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until broccoli is crisp-tender and rice is tender.

Easy and Fast Chicken Salad
2 c. diced chicken
2 c. celery, diced
2 T green onion, chopped
2 T lemon juice
1 C. water chestnuts
1 c. mayonnaise
1 c. cheddar cheese, grated
Mix above ingredients together and place in an 8x8 baking dish. Spread 2 c. potato chips over top. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Episode 11 of Sidders Knits Podcast

The State Fair 2010: Hearts Cardigan won 2nd place:
Movie Review:
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Sydnee likes it, Arlene has no opinion, and probably never will
Podcast to check out: Stuff You Should Know
Website to check out: Katie Recipes, tips, crafts and more.
Fruit Leather
Click here to find the recipe
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Episode Ten is ready:
Show notes are in the works.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Episode Nine

Sydnee is doing the shownotes this time. Maybe I shouldn't be allowed to. Mom, I think you are better at this!

That top that I think looks like a maternity top and my mom thinks is cute? Well, how about you look at it and let us know what you think!
Here it is!

We're on the look out for some Viking inspired knits!

My FAVORITE handmade buttons from Tessa Ann. Check them out. They are so cute and amazing!

The purses we got are from Effie's Heart. Really nice clothing too.


Crazy Dave's Kid Show

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Episode Eight

We did knit these past two weeks - really!

Brick Dishcloth (Michael's pattern)

Second dishcloth for June's swap

Twilight Saga - Eclipse, the movie

We both liked it, thought it was the best movie of the three. Would we let our 11 year old watch this movie? We both agreed that we would not. What's your opinion?

Syd's book review:

Physic Book of Deliverance Daine by Catherine Howe

Podcasts to check out:

The High Fiber Diet Podcast
Stitch It
Sticks and String

Yarn Website to check out

Creamy Pot Roast

1 boneless roast (rump, chuck, or other pot roast cut)
salt and pepper
garlic powder
4 or more medium potatoes, peeled and diced (I used only four, and didn't peel them)
16 oz. baby carrots (using a 5 lb. bag I wasn't going to actually weight them; I guesstimated)
1 large onion, cut in large pieces
2 cans cream of celery soup
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 c. milk

Place roast in bottom of crock pot; sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add potatoes, carrots and onions. Pour both cans of soup over onion layer. cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours. Combine sour cream and milk; stir into the juices and continue cooking for 20 minutes, until heated through.