Thursday, November 05, 2015

Challenges

The shawl in alpaca icy blue is almost half knit.  I'm still loving these lace tipped Karbon needles. 
This lace is basic and hardly challenging, but I love the results. 
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Fireman and I tried PHO recently. 
It was a bucket list thing for him. 
I lied. He tried Pho, I watched him.
My bucket list food adventures rarely involve much risk.  
My idea of a bucket list food experiment is candy. 

I have a thing for marshmallows.
I have always been told that homemade marshmallows are so different then store bought.
So I ordered some.

They were (past tense) soft and wonderful.
I won't go so far as to make my own, but if I get the opportunity to purchase fresh again, I surely will. 


You all know Meredith's Lil Buddy loves trains.
I took this image just for him yesterday at O'Hare.  I've decided it is a cool crossroads of sorts. 
Our "L" is headed underground, and the Jet is taxiing (yes I did have to look up the spelling !) to the gate. 

Happy Thursday. 
Have you challenged yourself gastronomically speaking? 

 

 

14 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

The knitting is delightful, the plane pic spetacular, I am a sucker for chocolate covered marshmallows!
I'm not much of an eater-more work than reward.

Bridget said...

I used to love Pho, but since becoming vegetarian, it's hard to find some I can eat. I am an adventurous eater though, except for "exotic" foods (i.e., octopus, escargot, squirrel).

We made homemade marshmallows once. They were good, but not worth the trouble as far as we were concerned.

I always remember when we lived in Chicago and would go to O'Hare, when suddenly it would get dark in the car and you'd look up and a HUGE plane would be right over you! Fun but weird.

Kim in Oregon said...

I tend to stick with stuff I know just because I do try to watch calories on don't want to waste them on food I don't like. I did finally try goat at the indian restaurant we go to--mostly because it was a buffet and I could take just a bit. It was fine to try once.

Tired Teacher said...

I once ate horse meat at a sake bar in Japan - can't say it was enjoyable, but distinctly memorable.

Teresa Kasner said...

I have a quite varied palate but there are some things that I will never try.. like raw oysters. NOPE.. huh-uh. And anything they make the people eat on "Survivor". ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Nancy Kay said...

I love marshmellows too, but have never tried homemade ones; I'm will to give it a try! However, I'm not very adventurous with food. Love the plane/train photo.

KSD said...

The photo is astounding. And it looks like the Sorting Hat from "Harry Potter" is there, too!

I don't like marshmallows, except for Rice Krispies Treats. At the grocery store the other day, I picked up ingredients to make some, and saw something I had forgotten all about --- toasted coconut-covered marshmallows. My Daddy LOVED coconut, and would eat those things by the bagfull. Those, I can eat.

KSD said...

You mean, all that time in Knoxville, and you never ate goat barbecue? ;)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I am not adventurous when it comes to food - I like what I like and if it looks or smells funny... nope... not doing it!

Araignee said...

I've always wanted to try homemade marshmallows too. I watched videos of people making them but it doesn't look more fun than just eating them. The shawl is looking good. I love those needles too. Must. Buy. More!

Caffeine Girl said...

I love marshmallows, too, although I think I like the cheap store-bought ones the best. But now that I'm on my low-sugar diet, marshmallows are a big no-no for me!

Judy S. said...

Thought that looked like O'Hare! My big food adventure lately was a hot fudge Sundae with real ice cream. Milk isn't always good with me so I took a lactaid and it tasted great! (And I had NO issues!)

bmom said...

Pho as in the Vietnamese soup? It's delicious. It comes in many varieties....my faves are much like chicken noodle soup.

Lynn said...

Love the picture of the plane and the train crossing paths.

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