I know this turned into the Virginia blog this week, but it was just so great to see Al and play!
This is the farmhouse at the sight of the second battle of Manassas as the Confederates called it. The Union called it the battle of Bull Run. I must say I took a pretty picture of it didn't I?
Fireman and I had some time to kill as our flight was delayed.
Lucky for us, this National Park was on the way.
I learned that A man named Letterman invented the Triage system we use today, after the Battle of Manassas.
(once a nurse always a nurse)
We will be reading Civil War books, Fireman and I .
The grounds that are the National Park are hauntingly quiet and beautiful. The fences were designed so they didn't have to place posts.
Do you love a certain Civil War book?
I cannot read all blah blah blah history stuff.
I need a really good suggestion!
C'mon ladies, I know someone has the book for me!
This week was also full of darn good things to eat.
Charlottesville is a great food town!
When we returned I wanted to try to make
Corn cakes with Cilantro salsa and Monterey Jack cheese.
I've said it before and I'll say it again:
this girl cannot bake but I CAN cook.
They came out delicious.
I'm having trouble locating the recipe I used.
Google it and you'll be happy you did.
I remember these ingredients:
corn, cornmeal, flour, eggs, milk, cilantro, s and p.
One other Virginia foodie note:
I had a BLT with Pineapple slices, and it was amazing.
Mmmmmmmm. And I thought you could not improve a BLT....
On the knit front, I started some socks last night.
I bought some sock yarn at DoghouseYarns in Virginia:
I cannot find the tag right now.
I do know it was from Michigan.
I was sort of socked out....get it?
Well its been months and now my toes are getting cold, so I think that had something to do with it...
and the fact that knitting socks never hurts my arm/hands/fingers....
Oh, and I went to the ThreeBagsFull
Knit night last night.
THere's a new post up about it.
Lynette had two files full of free pattern books for attendees to take home.
That was unexpected and fun!