Would try these?

I was skimming through some of my old books this weekend and came across some recipe’s I’d consider trying.


Thankfully, I wouldn’t be trying them on a wood stove!

The book with the recipes is…


Let me know if you’d try these recipes.


A possible solution to all the Thanksgiving and Christmas leftovers.  I’m sure turkey would work too.


Indian meal would be what we call corn meal.  Mace is the outer layer of nutmeg so I’m guessing nutmeg would work too.  A farina kettle is what we would call a double boiler. Can you even find those now? I would try the typical oven temperature and time for muffins.  Trial and error!


A quick oven would be about 400-425 degrees.  Again, trial and error for the time!


Indian meal is corn meal. The last instruction is a bit misleading.  You don’t bake them, you fry them.  A muffin ring is like a metal cookie cutter.  Mason jar lids would work too. The rings, hold the dough in its shape until the frying is done.


Okay…this sounds good to me but no way hubby would eat it!  The bread might be too soggy though.  But, I’d give it a go!

What do you think?  Worth giving it a try?


Abominable snowdog

We had some snow last week.  I didn’t enjoy it but puppy did.


The winter weather motivated me to work on my knitting and I have the neck and shoulders done on my sweater-dress. I tried it on and it fits.  I don’t have any photos because try on day was not a support underwear day and that is not a good look for photos. I have decided on 3/4 length sleeves so it shouldn’t take to much time or wool to finish them.  (Assuming I don’t loose interest in it and it ends up in my unfinished knitting project TRUNK.)

I really am disgusted with myself.  Last week I gathered up all my unfinished knitting projects and put them in an old steamer trunk.  I had to sit on the lid to get it to shut.  And that is not counting my unfinished sewing projects and my hoards of wool and fabric that have not yet been started.  I shake my head in disgust!  I need another year of absolutely NO MORE BUYING for wool and fabric.  I could use an early retirement so I’d have more time but since that wont be happening anytime soon, I could use some discipline when it comes to time wasters games on my phone.

Talk to ya next week!

If all goes according to plan…

This past little while, I have been working on a UFO.  The plan is a sweater-dress to be worn with leggings.  Since I am not working with a pattern…just making it up as I go along…it could end up being an extremely hot night gown…. And I don’t mean hot “ooooh baby”.  More like “turn on the AC, I’m roasting” hot.


I do like the colors.  I hope the cabling will neutralize the horizontal striping which is less than flattering on figures like mine.   I also hope I haven’t over compensated for my generous bosoms.  Like I say, this could end up being a “turn on the AC” night gown.

Winnipeg Trolly

I had a Victorian at Heart outing scheduled for last week.  Lottie wasn’t planning on coming and Shirley, unfortunately had to back out.  You know how it is…the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

Hubby stepped in and was my date.  He wasn’t going in costume and though he said I could, I opted against it.  Three or more in costume is an event, an occasion, a club.  Two in costume are good friends with a slightly different idea of fun.  One person in costume is odd.  One person in costume with a non-costumed escort is some one with mental capacity issues out with their caregiver….

The outing was with Winnipeg Trolley tours and they were featuring a ghost tour.


The trolley’s are made to look like the old street cars we used to have here…just with motors.  They would have been a hoot in Edwardian or late Victorian gear. All wood inside…nice!


There were stories of local ghost sightings while we drove around the city and a few stops where we got out to see some sights before they shut down for the winter.

7 Oaks house…


Dalnavert House…done up like a house in mourning.


All in all, a pleasant evening.  I think it will be worth it to try this event again, and hopefully, with the girls in costume.


Orange and homeless

I know I have been MIA for a bit.  One of my kids moved out of the country this past week and I have been curled up into a ball emotionally.  But, alas, life goes on.  I managed to finish another baby blanket for a baby I don’t have.


I realize the fur ball could use a hair cut.  Luckily, she is more or less blind so has very little idea that the hair is in her eyes.  But she does deserve to look her best.  I will get on that ASAP.

I have a costume event on Thursday so hopefully I will get a post up on Friday.  Have a good week folks.

Annual train ride

Lottie and I took our annual ride on the Prairie Dog Central. (Unfortunately, Shirley wasn’t able to make it),

It was a bit later in the season than usual but this was a good thing…it gave us both a chance to wear things that we can’t wear in July.  We both wore 1880s in honor of the engine’s age.


I played with my phone app a bit…


There’s a bird sitting on my head!


Next time, I will share some of the unique finds I saw in the display area at the end of the first segment of the ride.