Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Woke up this morning to the sound of a robin.  It wasn't sing.  It actually sounded annoyed.  But it was a lovely sound to me because it meant spring is its way.    There were two other signs when I opened the door to get the paper off the front porch.

My daffodils have started to come up.   I just hope they don't bloom while we are away on our spring break trip.  The other sign of spring is in the next picture.

It's not the beautiful sky or the tiny buds on the trees, it's the 'For Sale' sign in our neighbors lot.  This actually makes us very sad.  The kids have told them they are not allowed to move.    These people have been the best neighbors and we are going to miss them tremendously.

I've made a bit more progress on the Go Live cardi.  The right front panel is done and I'm almost halfway through the left front panel.  This project will go on my trip with me.  Hopefully I'll get the pieces done and then when I get home I can block them and sew it up.

Since knitting monogomy is not something I practice, I have another project in the works.  This is going to be a long term project, the Great American Aran Afghan.  I figure I'll do a block here and there as I need a project to break up the monotony of other projects.  I started with the block designed by the lady from Cincinnati, since that is where I grew up.

And finally, here's a picture of a pizza I made last week.  I recently subscribed to Cooks Illustrated.  I love that magazine because it satisfies two things about me:  my love for food/cooking and the science geek  in me.  The pizza was called St. Louis style pizza.  The crust is made without yeast.  It comes out thin and a little crispy, but not too crispy.  The sauce recipe is very simple, a blend of tomato sauce, tomato paste, sugar and some spices.  The magazine recommended pre-cooking the pepperoni in the microwave using paper towels to get rid of some of the oil.  That was a great tip!! It reminded me a little bit like LaRosa's pizza from Cincinnati.  The family absolutely loved it and it was very fast to make.  Win-win all the way around.

Enjoy your weekend and get outside if spring is popping up around you.