Sunday, April 9, 2023

Sunday Supper - Creamed Eggs on Toast

Happy Easter!

Today's Sunday Supper recipe is a great way to use up all those hard boiled eggs you found on your Easter egg hunt.

photo courtesy of CopyKat Recpies

This recipe for creamed eggs on toast from sounds easy enough and like a great way to use up those extra hard boiled eggs.


Friday, April 7, 2023



I think I've made a decision.  And I am both excited and terrified.

As of today, my Etsy shop is closed and I no longer plan to blog on any kind of a routine schedule.  For that matter, I don't really even intend to blog anymore.  But you know me, I like to blather on about what I'm knitting so I may be back here sooner than expected.

And just in case I am making a HUGE mistake and instantly regret my decision, I'm going to put my Etsy shop on vacation rather than actually closing it.  I'll still be on Facebook (my personal page) and maybe I'll even post more on Instagram.  Maybe I'll even learn to TikTok, but I doubt it.  

Maybe I'll be back here sooner than expected.  But I'll no longer be thinking of Jeannie Gray Knits as a business.  Rather than a thing, Jeannie Gray Knits will simply be me knitting what I want, when I want, with the yarn I want.  I won't be worrying about what customers want and what they are willing to pay for.  

I've been thinking about this for a couple of months now.  Actually, that's not true.  I've been trying Not to think about it for a couple of months.  You see, back in January, I signed up for a class to help me take Jeannie Gray Knits to a level that fully finanically supports me.  And the class did what no other has done for me.  It finally made me face the fact that Jeannie Gray Knits is not profitable, nor sustainable.  At least not the way I've been doing it.  

So, I'm retiring.  I'm not quiting, I'm retiring.  I'm going to go knit what I want, when I want and with what yarns I want.  Instead of knitting for my Etsy shop, I'm going to knit for me, for my friends and family, and for the mutlitude of causes I've always wanted to knit for but never had time.  I'm going to learn to garden, maybe learn a new craft, and maybe, just maybe, even clean the house!  

I'm pretty excited about the idea.  I'm also terrified I'm making a huge mistake.  What on earth will I do with all the time I was spending on my business?  I may actually have to clean the house just to fill the hours.

But if I am making a huge mistake, it's fixable.  I'm not burning any bridges.  I'm just going on (semi ??) permanent vacation.  Thank you for sticking with me all these years.  I'm sure I'll see you around the web... and maybe at a fiber festival or two.  And maybe even back here in a few days when I panic because I suddenly have nothing to do but clean the house.  Yikes!

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Sunday Supper - Slow Cooker Mississippi Pork Roast

I hope you're a pork eater because we're going to be eating a LOT of pork over the next 800 years.  LOL  My grocery store keeps having Boston Butts on sale for half price and I keep buying them in multiples and tossing them in the freezer.  Then because they are frozen, we never cook them.  And this past week, they had pork roasts on sale.  It was a big sale so I bought a ton of those too.  Our freezer is now overflowing with pork.  So...

Slow Cooker Mississippi Pork Roast.  This recipe, from sounds really good and is super simple.  It doesn't get much easier than dumping a few things into the slow cooker.  The only difficult part is waiting for dinner time.

Now, if I can just remember to take one of those pork roasts out of the freezer...