Sunday’s Line-Up

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.

One Pan Granola

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.

Conditioning "New" Old Skillet

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.

Crochet Potholders

Crochet Potholders

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.

Rustic Cherry Pie - The Day After

8 Replies to “Sunday’s Line-Up”

  1. yum, that pie looks good!

  2. I hear that. Not a fan of football either. Not looking forward to hearing the husband scream his fool head off at the tv, either. But I do like those potholders. Pima cotton you say? I shy away from cotton most of the time, but I might just be willing to open up to it to make these. Thank you for linking. Enjoy your tea and pie. 🙂

  3. Yummy to your granola and cherry pie. The potholders I would like to add to my kitchen wardrobe. Very lovely, Virginia.

  4. I prefer the line up at your house. Throw in some beer and I’ll come over and cheer in person!

  5. I am with you on the football. Although I do have fun making up my (slightly off colour) definitions of their phrases and words…
    Homemade granola… haven’t done that in years. I wonder why? you have inspired me to get the stuff out of the cupboard.

  6. i’d love the reccipie for the pan to oven granola!

    1. The recipe sort of varies depending on what’s in the cupboard, but it usually involves:

      a couple tablespoons of olive oil
      a couple tablespoons of honey
      a couple tablespoons of maple syrup
      a handful of raisins
      another handful of nuts (cashews, sunflower seeds, pepitas, etc…)
      2 or 3 cups of rolled oats
      a generous sprinkling of cinnamon

      Mix the above ingredients over low-medium heat until thoroughly coated and mixed. Then, bake in a preheated oven at 325 degrees until oats are toasted (about 25 minutes), being sure to stir often.

  7. Sandra Davis says:

    May I have the instructions for the crochet Potholders you made?

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