Monday, June 15, 2009


1) Lusting. I really, really want to buy this pattern. I love the dress, but haven't because I know it's too advanced for me right now. But, if I get through several patterns this summer, maybe by August I can justify the 16.00 for the pattern, because seriously it's awesome.


Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars


2 cups pumpkin puree
2 cups Splenda brown sugar blend
4 large eggs
3 cups instant oatmeal
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp Lite salt
2 cups raisins (not packed)
1 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350.
Combine all ingredients in food processor (this is a very large yield recipe, so you may have to halve it) and spread dough into a shallow 9 x 13 cookie pan.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, allow to cool.
Slice bars into desired single serving size (I used 5 columns and 6 rows).

Adapted from Spark Recipes

I halved the recipe, added ginger, omitted the raisins. cooked it about 40 minutes and it was still a little underdone. Okay, but not great.

2) Actual ad out of a 1964 knitting magazine:

4. "This Tornado loves You", Neko Case on the Letterman show.

5) A friend of mine posted the following on his/her blog in regards to the murder of George Tillerman:

And people wonder why Islamists resort to terrorism to make their point. It works. You terrorize people and they will back off what they do. Abortion opponents use terrorism because they know nothing else works.

Even though this individual is a friend, I'm completely disturbed by the comment.


Steve said...

So basically abortion opponents are self-confessed terrorists that should be shipped to Gitmo?!?! Sounds good to me, ha.

I need to send you an email about patterns and clothes. K and I had an interesting coversation about it this weekend and you are my resident expert friend on this subject. :)

Anonymous said...

Re the recipe:
Brown sugar Splenda is a rip off. It is 1/2 regular brown sugar & 1/2Splenda - at the Splenda price. Use 1/2 c brown sugar & 1/2 cup Splenda. Do not use Lite salt in baking - it is KCl & NaCl. The KCl (potassium chloride) can taste bitter or metallic when used in cooked. Just use a reduced amount of regualr salt. Pumpkin, wholer wheat flour & oameal - a great combination. LV MOM

ChelMo said...

I'll give you the $16 for the pattern if you'll make an extra for me!