Thursday, July 25, 2013

Royal Booty...

I am completely infatuated with the Royal family well, in fact anything Royal and steeped in history. I Love King Arthur stories, The Tudors, Queen Victoria, you get it the gist. I have loved and admired Princess Diana nd her boys. Her compassion was just so immense for those less fortunate . I feel that she was a true pioneer. Especially when it came to updating the Royals and bringing them into the modern day. You can easily see how much she has instilled this into her sons William and Harry whom I adore. And then there is Kate..... Beauty, Grace , Intelligence, and a real person and this does not seem to be a facade.
I remember when Diana died and immediately felt for her sons as I too had lost my father in my teens to a tragic accident.  I can also connect with not having my father ever knowing my children and them knowing him and feeling his wonderful charisma and love. However, I do believe her beauty and grace  will shine through this new beautiful being.
So, when I woke up in the morning and heard that the Duchess was in labor  I thought it would be fun to have a down day, curl up on the couch and design a baby booty in honor of the new royal while I waited for their arrival. It was a fun day, I even got my little guy into it!! Now, the yarn, Lorna's Laces and Jimmy Beans wool does this fun thing where they make commemorative yarns. Last year I purchased the 2012 Olympic yarn and the Downton Abbey yarn. Back in June they introduced the Royal baby yarn . One colorway for a boy and one for a girl. Of course I had to have both. For some reason I picked the boy yarn Snips & Snails and well I guess I made the right choice being that Prince George of Cambridge mad his entrance! I will make another pair in Sugar and Spice which was the colorway for the girl. I yed their Shepard Sport yarn. It is a dream to work with too! I am writing out the pattern and am hoping to figure out how to do a PDF for it. On a another note, we still have rain going on here and summer is swiftly moving forward. I just love the summer squash and zucchini, I could eat it every day!! These are from my friends garden. We both love fried zucchini. While making it the other day. She told me instead of breading it with regular bread crumbs she used cornmeal and a bit of flour. It sticks to the squash much better and gives it a delicious crust. When i made it I then added freshly grated Parmigiana Reggiano cheese and a seasoned salt. I don't have a picture of it cause we devoured all it before i got a shot but here is the recipe:
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup flour,
1/4 cup grated cheese,
Salt and pepper or seasoned salt.
Mix together. Slice the squash about 1/2 in thick ..beat 2 eggs. Heat a frying pan with olive oil , enough that it covers the pan about 1/8 inch up. Dip squash in egg them cornmeal mix. Fry on each side till golden brown and drain on paper towels . Serve immediately with some summer marinara sauce.

Well, I need to get back to house work as I have been glued to the TV for the past week waiting for any new news on the little prince!
Have a great day,

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine...discuss


  1. The Royals are such a fascinating group that it is hard not to get excited. I agree with you, what better reason to cast on those super cute projects.
    Love the recipe! Thank you.

  2. I am totally infatuated with the royal family too. I especially adore Will & Kate. Just so much makes me smile! :) Thanks for the recipe. I will definitely give that a try!