This weekend has been a nice one. I did a fair amount of knitting and baking! Weeee.
On Friday night I tried a recipe from a Weight Watchers cookbook my mom recently sent to me, called Best Eats. The recipe is called Pulled Chicken BBQ Wraps. I thought the bbq sauce was pretty meh. Not terrible, but definitely not amazing.
My friend Justin, who came over so I could try the recipe on me, thought they it was better in a taco shell as opposed to the whole wheat tortillas. There is a lot of left overs, so maybe I’ll try that one of these days. We also ended up making a batch of snickerdoodles, although I didn’t take any pictures. They taste fine, but I think they aren’t as chewy as I’d like them to be. My first time making snickerdoodles though, so maybe next time I’ll try a different recipe.
On Saturday morning I went to Weight Watchers, and then after I was at the grocery store and got a phonecall from my mom with some sad news, which prompted me to come back to the apartment and bake a cheesecake. I had been planning on it anyways, but the sad news urged me to make it earlier than planned. I haven’t gotten any pictures of it yet, as a) it’s not going to be eaten until this evening and b) it has been chilling in the fridge.
In knitting news, I finished a pair of mittens this weekend! About two weeks ago, I knitted a Swell Hat as a Christmas present for my younger brother. My sisters are getting hat/mittens sets for Christmas so I decided that Trevor would get them too. So I embarked on a pair of mittens to match. I loosely based the actual mitten off of this pattern, with a lot of mods. I knitted up until a few rows after the gusset, then I used the chart from the hat. I reversed the colors, as I definitely didn’t have enough blue to do them the same way I did the hat. They turned out wonderfully. I still could use some work on my stranded color techniques..but I am getting better!!