I do it to remind myself that I’m an idiot… that pattern instructions are in code I cannot decipher… that abbreviations are a foreign language I failed… that ‘rightside’ and ‘wrongside’ and Godhelpme ‘on the bias’ are advanced skills I am completely unable to master.
I do it to humble myself in the memory of ancestors who went before me… hand-sewing and needle-clicking along merrily by candlelight whilst being able to carry on a full-blown conversation about cooking and courting. I do it to teach Rylie about failing… about crooked seams… and about quality of work. Wear it. It’s home-made.
I sew because I need to (daily, apparently) be reminded that I am a simple, simple person… too impulsive for my own good… too impatient to double-check and too
lazy low maintenance to press seams. Oh, how the oopsDANGit pile is growing. Gawd.
I’m a single mom starting today at 5am. The Mulder boys and brother-in-law Bill are headed to the U.P. for a man-cation until Monday. The planning was sparce, and, as I had nothing to do with the packing, I can only hope that there’s enough underwear between the four of them to go around. I asked The Boy what what on the menu, and he replied, “Lots of bacon.” Right. A man-cation. I hope to get MASSIVE amounts of knitting/winter sewing finished. I dream.
I leave you with my favorite recipe of all time… given to me/made for me often by Renee (man I miss y’all) when I was single and working 24-7 for YoungLife. It is the world’s best macaroni and cheese- unlike any mac and cheese I’ve ever had. Make. Freeze. Enjoy while watching 90210 reruns this Fall.
UltimateComfortFood Macaroni and Cheese
2 cups shredded cheese…throw some sharp cheddar in there so it’s not too bland
1 egg…preferably from my chickens…I’m being over run with eggs here
1 cup sour cream
2 cups small curd cottage cheese…never use large curd for anything…it’s gross
garlic…as much as your rommates or husband will allow you to put in
salt and pepper to taste
8 ounces of pasta…I prefer rigatoni, as it holds the cheese in there so well…mmmmm
preheat oven to 350
cook pasta according to package
mix together: sour cream, cottage cheese, egg, garlic, salt and pepper
add cheese, mix
add cooked pasta, mix super well
pour into a 2-quart baking dish
bake at 350 for 30 minutes
Could it BE any simpler?
You’re gonna die, it’s so good.