It has been a busy month or so. Can you tell? When the day winds down, I focus on spending time with the family, cooking, and - obviously - knitting.
We have celebrated the offspring's birthday! Rule at our house: birthday celebrant sets the menu for the family meal. Oh, how I love my child! The menu: homemade macaroni and cheese with bacon; cooked apples; baked sweet potatoes; lima beans; and ice cream cake.
Next, I began making the ice cream layers. The offspring chose (from bottom to top): mint chocolate chip, cookies and cream, and cherry chocolate. I softened the ice cream and used the 8" layer pans to form the separate ice cream layers.
The next day, I prepared a double batch of Super Stabilized Whipped Cream and decorated the cake the day of the dinner.
I could have done without the mint chocolate chip and the cherry chocolate together. Of course, it wasn't my celebration.
We drank butterbeer. (Both frozen and liquid - frozen won out as the favorite for our family.)
Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans were consumed. (Plus more brought back for sharing.)
And most importantly - a wand was procured from Olivander's.
Several knitted items have been completed during the blog absence. I'll gather all the pictures and include them later.
I also have some wonderful holiday gift suggestions. I'll include those next time.