While an astounding 106 million people get ready to while away the afternoon watching a group of men chase around a little ball, our house will be filled with the sites, sounds and smells of our own, slightly different, line-up.
First up, weighing in at 7 pounds and measuring 12 inches in diameter, the kitchen workhorse – our no. 10 Wagner Ware cast-iron skillet.
I use this pan probably more than any other kitchen utensil (silverware excluded). Today it was used for my one-pan granola (from stove top to oven). Yesterday, blueberry pancakes in the morning, sauteing onions and mushrooms for pizza in the evening.
A rookie skillet was added to the team today. A no. 7 skillet that will have its first trial run today, serving as a baking dish for a loaf of bread. Here you see it getting ready, conditioning after having had a serious scrubbing.
You’ll notice that we’ve added a couple of potholders to the mix. These are pretty fresh off the crochet hook, Virginia having recently made these out of some lovely colors of Ultra Pima Cotton yarn. The pattern is by Mandy Powers.
Skillets, granola, potholders? I suppose some might think this hardly the substitute for the excitement and anticipation that await the fans of tight pants, 8 seconds of play followed by incessant replays and the yammering of commentators. I say, have your football. I’ll take a quiet afternoon with a spot of tea and the remains of last night’s rustic cherry pie.