Hi and happy Sunday evening! I have been trying to hold off yet another sinus infection with little success. It is getting colder here in the Northeast so let the colds/flu/sinus infections begin!
Speaking of cold, I decided to stitch up something to keep my feet nice and toasty.
I got the pattern from the second One Yard Wonders book. These are made of fleece and were really easy to whip up. I know I played it safe with a solid color when there are so many awesome fleece prints out there, but I was trying to match a blue plaid fleece robe I have. The more I look at them, they remind me of Cookie Monster! Anyway, they really do keep my feet warm. They are lined so it is a double layer of fleece. I thought these would be spectacular for a Sunday spa day this Winter if I heat them in the dryer and slather on lotion before I put the warm booties on. Sounds heavenly doesn't it? They go all the way up to my knees so I could tuck in sweats or pajamas. Between these and my fireplace, I am set for the snow to fly!
I wanted to share a great recipe with you. This versatile cake is perfect to bring along for so may occasions. It is great for breakfast or dessert and, because of the oats, there is some nutritional value-at least that is what I tell myself about anything with oats! This is a butterscotch oatmeal cake.
Pour 1 3/4 cup boiling water over 1 cup quick-cooking oats in a large bowl. Let that stand for 10 minutes while you prepare a 13x9 baking dish by greasing it. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 cup softened butter to oats. Stir in 2 eggs until everything looks combined. Stir in 1 3/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir it all together. Add 1 cup butterscotch chips. Combine and pour batter in the prepared pan. Smooth it out and sprinkle 3/4 cup chopped pecans and what is left of a full bag of the butterscotch chips(after you put a cup in the batter)over the cake batter in the pan. Bake about 40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. It makes your whole house smell good and I liked it very much warm. Enjoy!
I hope you all have a great week ahead. I am in the process of knitting my son's girlfriend a scarf for Christmas. I am using a pattern I saw on the new season of Knit and Crochet Now. It is a fun pattern and coming along nicely. I also am at a step in my jewelry making where I am learning a new technique. I will be using 100% real silk thread to bead with and will learn how to knot it so it looks neat and uniform. I am looking forward to that. Take care. Nancy