little things :: october

 sweet potato biscuits


  • After starting to crochet a hat that seemed rather toddler-sized due to my tight stitches, I contemplated a few other patterns, then eventually decided to do a project that I’d purchased yarn for last year: the Marte Crocodile-Stitch Hood. I am really enjoying it so far, but I’m only a few rows in, so… we’ll see. I often think that a pattern is too difficult for me, yet I get bored if I do something easy, so challenging is definitely the best option. I’m going to keep track of the project on Ravelry.
  • For a few months, Kin has been napping on a book shelf. I eventually put a little afghan in there and it became a daily thing. Then, I thought that it would be cute if she lived on the second-story instead of the first. It took a few days for her to bite, but eventually… she did.
  • I was inspired by this version of chicken and biscuits, which used sweet potato biscuits, and I just had to give it a try. [I made a similar stew from scratch instead of using the one suggested.] It was all so delicious. I can’t wait to give the biscuits a try on their own. They are beautiful and moist.
  • We stopped at Straka Meats on Saturday to pick up some head cheese for my maternal grandmum. While there, we grabbed some landjaeger for ourselves.
  • The first week that we had the hutch, Kin was tormented by a ghost kitty. At some point, she noticed her reflection in the glass and she was absolutely obsessed. Eventually, to ensure a few nights of rest, I covered the glass so that she couldn’t see herself. Now, all is well. She occasionally sees the ghost cat, but isn’t so alarmed and is certainly not obsessed.
  • On the other hand, I am obsessed… with having a productive, balanced, and satisfying week. I love Mondays.


Chicken Stew with Sweet Potato Biscuits

12 comments to little things :: october

  • One of my goals this week will be to try those muffins.

  • I really, really like that crochet project. I’m going to follow along on Ravelry to see how it goes. I may have to crochet something soon.

    Head cheese: My Mom was raised on a farm during the Depression and they made and ate head cheese. To this day she shudders just at the mention of it. I’ve never tried it myself.

    I think I’ll try the muffins instead.


  • Mmmm… sweet potato biscuits!
    Also, I love kitties.

  • Jacki

    I think you have just shown me the perfect holiday gift for my cousin. The hood is fabulous and she is so deserving of something so pretty.
    I’ve missed you, I’m glad you are back posting.

    I love your happy attitude about Monday.

    • jodi

      It’s so nice to have YOU back.

      Oh, gosh, Jacki, if you can… find me on Ravelry. I’d love to see someone else working on the hood too. I’m not sure that I’m doing it right, but it looks lovely. I have a back-up plan: If I have done it wrong, I’m just turning it into a cowl.

  • LANDJAEGGER! Seriously! I thought that was only something that my grandparents could get their hands-on. My brothers and I were addicted to the stuff when we were growing up so those German grandparents of us rationed it out. Wow that is a blast from the past. Your sweet potato biscuits look wonderful. I try to make them every Fall. A top a pot pie would be divine! Loved this post!

    • jodi

      There is nothing that I love more than a trip down memory lane. I’m glad to have inspired that for you, Jodi. Mmm, now I feel like making schmarren.

  • Such a sweet little kitty! Your stew looks awesome, too. I haven’t tried it with the sweet potato biscuits yet but maybe I will this weekend. I’m definitely inspired.

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