Sunday, October 21, 2007

Keetah in Profile

My friend Carmen requested more photos of Keetah, so here are two from today.

I think this one is really great:

I don't know how I was able to snap this moment. All of the previous shots were blurry.

I also took a video of Keetah, but I'm having problems loading it. I'll try again tomorrow, but here's another picture until then.

What About Knitting?
I didn't have a chance to pick up metal size 1 dpns, but I did finish this baby hat:

I'm not going to link to the pattern, because it was poorly written once the decreases started. The top of the hat is all off center. If this wasn't a baby hat, I would have ripped back and done my own decreasing. But, you know, the baby will grow out off this in 4 months or so.

Although I haven't worked on my Icarus shawl much lately, I'm nearly finished with the fourth repeat of Chart 1. Ugh.

Originally, I intended to start the Utopia hat tonight, but my hands really hurt for some reason. My arms are killing me because of some weights that I did yesterday, but I don't know what's up with my hands.

I might just stick to reading What is the What.

And Food
Last night, I made a tasty red and black bean pie. Mmmmm....I'm looking forward to leftovers.

Here's how to make it:

Heat your oven to 400 F.

Thinly slice the white and green part of a bunch of green onions. Mince 2-3 cloves of garlic.

Heat some oil in a heavy, large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the white part of the onions and the garlic, saute for a few minutes.

Drain and rinse a can of pinto beans and a can of black beans. Add to the onion and garlic. Also add one 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes (with its juice), 1/4 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, and the green part of the onions. Season with salt and pepper.

Bring the mixture to a boil, smashing 1/4 of the beans to release the starch. Simmer the mixture for 15-20 minutes until thickened.

Meanwhile, slice a tube of polenta into 8 slices. Prepare a glass pie pan by rubbing some oil in it. Arrange the polenta slices in the pan (7 slices around the outside, 1 in the middle).

Once the bean mixture has thickened, pour it into the pie pan. Top it with 1/2 cup - 1 cup grated pepper jack cheese. Put in the oven and cook 15-20 minutes.

Let rest for 10 minutes before serving. It's especially tasty served with salsa and tortilla chips. Also, if you're a fan of cilantro, you can add cilantro at some point.


Porkchop said...


I'm gonna die from the cuteness of Keetah.

Sometimes I walk in my apartment and see a wadded up pair of pants on the floor and think it's Keetah.

I miss her.

Gracie said...

yummy! you know our family loves beans! and keetah is very cute. maybe someday our cats will reunite with better results. i am happy i got to talk to you yesterday sorry i was distracted by the evil dissertation. xoxox!

carmen said...


I can't see the first photo--but love the look in her eyes--so different than other cats.


carmen said...

also--do keep reading What is the What. I know the middle section starts to get a little----something. Not boring, exactly, but maybe hopeless and drolly?

Anyhow--it's worth it. I actually savored the end and didn't let myself finish quickly.

the keetah shot is unreal. such a beauty!