Dubline Cardigan update

I finally finished both the sleeves and the body of this cardigan and was able to put everything all on one long circular needle.  

Then I stalled out for a bit while figuring out all the decreases.  Well, yesterday at my knitting group, I had time to really look at the directions and now know what to do!!  After knitting several rows, it looks fabulous and it feels great to be in the home stretch of this project!!!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these cables!!

Yummy Dinner

Last night’s dinner was really yummy!!  I broke out my new Instapot and worked a little magic.

I made Carrot and Cardamom Soup from Nom Nom Paleo, Cracklin’ Chicken also from Nom Nom Paleo, Roasted Beets (from the garden) with homemade vinaigrette, and sautéed broccoli and cauliflower.

Everyone really enjoyed the meal.  And I got to use my fresh beets – score!!

These are the beets in their sauce!

This is “Magic Mushroom Powder”.  This is the spice combination used on the Cracklin’ Chicken and the recipe is in the Nom Nom Paleo book.  I can tell you this mixture really added to the flavor of the chicken.  This was a super winner, dinner!!

Wonderful Hike

A friend of mine leads a hike for the Sierra Club every Monday.  For the longest time I have not been able to join her or the others that go on these hikes.  Today was different!

We went to Ranch San Antonio for a fantastic 8.5 mile hike.  This is the view from the top.

This is such a great view, I never get sick of it!  We had just passed the half way point here and were about to start heading down.

Before we left, we had to stop by the farm.  Look at that cute baby goat!!

This magnificent Great Blue Heron was in the meadow just before we left to the parking lot.  Such a treat to see one of these guys!!