Friday, October 30, 2015

Lace socks are finished

I started these socks back a while ago and used the dead simple lace sock pattern by Wendy Johnson.  I made the smaller size but it was still too many stitches around and the socks are a bit big.

The yarn is La Jolla in a tonal gray.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Shab World with Eileen

Eileen and I went out to dinner on the fly one night and we hit Shab World which serves individual hot pot meals.

You designated everything yourself including the broth and well as the fillings.  I went with regular water for the broth and the seafood combo.
Eileen had her regular order of beef.
Very tasty and filling.  Great little place for a bite to eat.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Smoking Goat with Janet

Janet and I finally meshed our schedules for a dinner out.  We tried the Smoking Goat which had a really interesting decor.  We had just missed the restaurant week sample menu so we tried a few of the dishes.
I had the maple leaf duck breast which was super tasty.
While Janet had the steak and frittes.  The frittes were very tasty.
Good place for dinner and I'd like to go back again, maybe for restaurant week next year.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Dinner at Lucky Foo's with Andrea

While I was in Las Vegas for fieldwork, Andrea and I went out to Lucky Foo's for dinner.
We tried a few appetizers as it was still happy hour with sushi and wrapped wieners.
We then shared a bowl of ramen and a plate of brussels sprouts.
Good choice for dinner and we had a taste of everything.

Monday, October 26, 2015

October Supper Club

Second meeting of supper club hosted by Grace.  The weather was still so nice that we ate outside on the picnic table.  We had a bounty of food for the fall theme.

We started with roasted pork and proceeded with all the accompaniments including mashed root vegetables and potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, brussels sprout salad, and homemade bread.
We rounded out the meal with three desserts - baked apple crisp, cheesecake cupcakes, and while chocolate bark.
Another successful dinner with no misstep dishes.  Next up with be a cocktail party.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Homemade Dolsot Bibimbap

Not made by me, but Dave.  Lots of prep time, but the end result was delicious. I might have to try this at home.

Large bowls for the guys.
Small bowl for me.
Dave was kind enough to make 2 bowls for me so I was able to have leftovers for another meal.

Saturday, October 24, 2015


I have been offline for a little while and part of the reason was that life got really busy as well as I could not seem to get my photos to upload.  I think my computer problem is fixed so I'll try to provide some posts on what I had been up to the last couple of months.

First I went to the UK and toured the entire island.  It was a fabulous trip with a newly acquired friend who is like my twin but a bit tiring.

Interspersed I had some field trips and some get together with friends.

Fun times even though I didn't post about it.  I'll catch you up in the next couple of weeks.