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Sep. 4th, 2015 08:08 pm
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1. About twenty minutes ago I thought something to the effect of "hmm, okay, I want to do something intellectually engaging this evening, now what sha-- HOLY SHIT MY ANTIDEPRESSANTS ARE WORKING." This is a glimmer as yet, but thank fuck. PHQ-9. ) I'll have been at 30mg for two weeks come Sunday.

2. Woolstack continue absolutely brilliant - the colourway I'd asked them to special-order came in today, and Lisa-who-seems-to-handle-communications-at-least-with-me sent me photos of all ten skeins so that I could tell her which of them I wanted for my specific project. (And then in the follow-up e-mail commented enthusiastically on how good my chosen colours looked together!) They're going in the post Monday - I just missed today's post - whereupon I'll be able to start making the skyscape shawls.

3. In related news, I am utterly baffled that my quick and dirty picspam of those shawls is the most popular thing I've ever put on tumblr by, like, two orders of magnitude. (I mention this in part because it's picked up another 150 notes in the past 24 hours.)

4. Braided nylon hoses for track pumps exist. I have contacted the UK importer for the pump I currently own asking if there's an appropriate part; if not I'll sell it on ebay (resale value high) and buy myself one of the brand that manufactures the hoses I got linked to, because holy shit being able to top up my tyres without worrying about allergen exposure. ♥_♥ (Context for those of you missing it: I've gone and done that thing where it's super easy to develop a contact allergy to latex, and it's easier still if you've got a bunch of other misc autoimmune/autoinflammatory bullshit going on. The hose on my current pump is latex, which is A Pity. This is additionally the context for the one-line story about The Time I Made An Unauthorised Purchase Of Latex-Free Gloves Using A NASA Grant.)

5. Food! Read more... )

Friday About Town

Sep. 4th, 2015 08:41 am
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Friday, every Friday, I invite you (yes, you!) to share with me key Dreamwidth posts from the last week. They can be one or more of your own posts, posts of others you'd recommend, interesting discussions, linkspams, tiny delights, whatever stands out to you from the last seven days that you'd like to highlight. Assume that I've been away and pining too true and catch me up on what matters to you.

Newcomers, lurkers and long-time commentators equally welcome. See also [community profile] followfriday.

adventures in cooking

Sep. 2nd, 2015 11:48 pm
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Tonight's experiment: Laddie's Hotdish.

This is a tuna chicken noodle casserole recipe my grandmother got from one of her church friends (the eponymous Laddie) back in the day. It was a family staple during my childhood, probably because it is incredibly simple to make.

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Ingredients:

2 cans chicken noodle soup (condensed)
1 can tuna (preferably in water)
2 eggs
1 cup bread crumbs (soft)
1/4 cup bread crumbs (browned in butter)

Directions:

Butter a casserole dish. Preheat oven to 350*F.

Lightly brown 1/4 cup bread crumbs in butter. Set aside.

Drain the can of tuna. In a bowl, flake it well with a fork. Add the soft bread crumbs and chicken noodle soup and mix. Beat 2 eggs and fold into the mixture. Pour into casserole dish. Top with the browned crumbs.

Bake uncovered at 350*F for approximately 40 minutes.

(Optional sauce: In a separate pot, heat 1 can cream of mushroom soup plus enough milk to fill half the soup can to use as a warm topping.)

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The original recipe says it serves 3-4 people. My mom thinks it serves 4-6. I think it probably depends on what other things you're serving along with the hotdish, though I incline more toward my mom's estimate.

Anyway, the experiment was successful; Laddie's Hotdish is as tasty as I remembered. :D I think in future, though, I will use more bread crumbs to create a slightly drier final texture. I also think my mom is lowballing the cooking time; I baked the casserole for 45 minutes and I am pretty sure another five minutes on top of that would not have caused any harm.

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