Tuesday, October 25, 2011

More knitting, less cooking: Loretta's Effin Recipe.

Today in more knitting, less cooking, we have Loretta, author of the infamous Effin Scarf (more on that in a moment). First, let me offer up her yummy recipe. I can almost hear her saying, "I want to knit, but I guess first I've gotta get Shelley that effin recipe she wanted."

Actually, what she officially said is that this is her "go-to recipe for a crowd, bring-a-long, or when I want leftovers that taste as good as the first time. Easy to throw together which makes for more knitting time."

Loretta's Ham and Broccoli Casserole (from a Bisquick insert)
2 pkg (10-oz. each) frozen chopped broccoli
2 cups cut-up, fully cooked smoked ham
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup Bisquick baking mix
3 cups milk
4 eggs
Salt & pepper

Heat oven to 350. Spread thawed broccoli in ungreased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Layer ham and cheese over broccoli. Beat remaining ingredients with wire whisk until smooth. Slowly pour over cheese. Bake uncovered for 1 hour.

Note: I’ve used Reduced Fat Bisquick and lowfat and skim milk in this recipe over the years. Always turns out great.

So, next comes the evidence that Loretta gets a lot of knitting done between meals! She just finished this Lily's Lace Scarf in one skein of Mountain Colors Twizzle.



(Hint: This might be our Webby Wednesday deal tomorrow...)

Loretta knits for her daughter. A lot. I think this Gaptastic Cowl in two skeins of Vintage Chunky was made for the DD.



And I have a feeling DD might nab this one too - a one-skein scarf in Mille Colori Big (pattern is right on the ballband).


But Loretta is hanging on tight to these recently-finished projects. Here's her Jeweled Cowl in Kidsilk Haze (her second time to make this project).



The Vail Glamour Scarf from the Panache book has been a big hit around the shop.


And now for everyone's favorite Effin Scarf, the Loretta original pattern that looks so good in so many yarns. This one is made with one skein of Mountain Colors Merino Twist.


Love the photography, Loretta. But I must admit, I'd like to see you put your effin self in the photos more often ;-)

- Shelley
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1 Comments:

Blogger Dawn ;) said...

Fabulous...I love it all and can't wait to try the recipe. Thanks :D

October 25, 2011 at 3:26 PM  

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