Blogging Buddies it is a cold and breezy morning here in SF. The weather actually did drop quite a few degrees from Saturday to Sunday - so we are on track with what the weather magicians have predicted... now lets see if we get some of that rain later on this week.
Friday evening after I gathered up all the entries in the Gift-a-way drawing - I hauled out the BOD (bowl of destiny) and had the Hag Claw (Rico) draw a name...
and from the depths he drew forth a name... Tracey!!!
She can be found over at "More than just Cross Stitching" a Blog that she hosts with a group of friends. We spent some time Saturday and Sunday gathering up everything. When I get her address off the box of goodies will fly.... Once Tracey has received it I will post a snap. Congrats to Tracey - I wanted to thank everyone for their interest and entries - there where over a 140 comments!!
I did some stitching.... here is a small bit I did.....
... on "Tis the Season" - not much to show, but it is coming along nicely. I also started up the La D Da - travelling piece....
That snap looks odd - the piece is still in the q-snaps - I chose to stitch it on a piece of 35ct WDW "Havana" using Belle Soie silks - "Red Fox" with the accent "Chester's Blue."
Remember last week , Dale sent me some peanuts... and so I had a hankering for some sugar nuts... and since they are super easy to make, I got my rear in gear and made some. The three ingredients are peanuts, sugar and water... et voila, something delicious to crunch on!! Here are some step by step photos .....
Throw the nuts, sugar and water in a pan - turn the heat to medium high.... stir and stir until all the water evaporates....
Pour the dry sugar coated nuts onto a pan ....
... put the pan into a pre-heated 300/325 degree oven - and about every 10 or so minutes stir them around - and after about half hour they are roasted and deliciously enrobed in a crunchy sweet coat. Let them cool off to room temp and enjoy!!
Easy peasy, they are really delicious - and should be stored in an airtight bag/container, they don't last long - so I am not sure how long they keep.
I will leave you with a snap of the Bay Bridge,
After Mass we drove down to the Ferry Building at the foot of Market Street yesterday looking for breakfast, but there was nothing really open so we drove back to the Mission and had a great breakfast at The Pork Store.
That's about it for today sports fans - thanks for stopping by, do come again!!!