Sunday, October 3, 2021

October Pictures and Weekly Stitching Recap


 We are just a couple of days into October, but Zeus and I walked a different route, so there are plenty of photos to share, even if some of them are weeds.

I was able to fit even more burgers into the pan after I took this photo. So nice to be able to make the whole batch at once. 

My go-to recipe is to smash one or more (usually precooked) grain (oatmeal, quinoa, bulgur, bread, etc) and one or more type of beans (chick peas, black beans, kidney beans), and some spices or sauces.  The spice combination determines whether it is a good batch. Can add some flax seeds or other egg substitute to make it more sticky. Shape them like burgers and cook.

This batch had ketchup, smoke flavor and hot sauce. I should have added some spices, but I made up for it by using barbecue sauce on the sandwich.  I should write down the recipe when I come up with a good batch. The last batch was really good and had ketchup, garlic, ginger, Italian seasoning, fennel and a microwaved potato.

I eat them like burgers or crumble them to make spaghetti sauce.

2021:  Week 40 of 15 Minutes to Stitch


As the days get shorter, I need more sleep, which cuts into sewing time.  

I cleaned up more of the sewing room.

I also worked on the Tuxedo Vest, making the trip around the world trade to have the squares be in the right space. I found another set of strips I had already prepared so sub-cut them and sewed them into columns.

 I pressed the rows for the Postage Stamp block so they are ready to join.

15 minute days this week --5 out of 7
15 minute days this year -- 242 out of 276 days
Success rate  = 88%

I was at 81% at this time last year, so I guess I can't complain. I will have to be careful to not take too many days off though.

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Kyle said...

Fall is definitely in the air. Taking a walk in a different direction will lead to a whole new perspective.

Queeniepatch said...

I see you are into healthy cooking. Looks delicious, too.

Robin said...

That's interesting that you need more sleep. I seem to sleep better when the weather is cooler so I find myself getting up earlier because I slept well. Your burgers sound intriguing.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

thanks for the beautiful photos. Your bean burgers look yummy. I love making them too. My favorite spices I found on the internet and they donate meals to hungry children with every purchase. The company is called "Fresh Jax" and my current favorite is the Habanero Lime Sea Salt. They have lots of others so I hope to add to the mix soon.

Kaja said...

Lovely photos again. I especially like the first one, and the one looking up at the sky through trees.

Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm said...

That tall weed with berries is Poke if you didn’t already know that. I use the berries to use as a natural dry. Fugitive though but sure makes a pretty color. Your burgers looked yummy.

Tanya said...

I sure would like to come and eat at your house!

Kate said...

Lots of fun photos. even weeds can be pretty in the spring and fall. Hope you were able to get in some good stitching time.