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Welcome to Cat Knit Hat!

On this blog you will find information on knitting and yarncrafts along with the many coffee and tea recipes I share each week.

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coffee and tea

10 Minute Pasta Salad

So today I am sharing a recipe with you. It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare, and ten minutes to cook.

Ingredients:

2 cups dry macaroni

1 12oz bag frozen corn, black beans, onion, and bell pepper mixture

(something like this)

For the dressing:

1 cup mayonnaise

2 TBSP of Ranch dressing like the kind you put on salad (chicken wings).

*Optional 1/8 tsp chipotle pepper powder

(something like this)

Instructions:

Bring water to boil for macaroni. While water is boiling, in a separate bowl mix together mayonnaise, ranch dressing, and chipotle pepper powder if using.

Once water boils, carefully add macaroni and boil for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. At the same time microwave frozen vegetables for 10 minutes or cook according to package instructions and method.

Let your vegetables cool for a little bit. They should be getting done the same time your pasta is getting done.

Drain your pasta and rinse under cold water to make it cool.

Your veggies will be hot. Carefully remove from the microwave and dump them into the colander as well. Rinse them until cold.

Drain well and mix with dressing.

Enjoy!

Yes that’s a tea cup. I eat nearly everything out of a tea cup.

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Sock Watch Wednesday FO

(Heel might look a little weird. It’s just not on my foot right.)

So I finally finished the first pattern in Alice Curts’ book “Knit Your Socks on Straight”. It’s a book with patterns on how to knit socks on two needles (or knit flat with a circular). I really liked it. I find the technique really workable. Some of the patterns are so pretty. I can’t wait to knit them when I finish a few more projects.

I was wondering about the stretchiness if this. As you can see it is very stretchy even though it has a seam. She also positions the seams so you don’t feel them. The whole sock is knit in one piece.

I should mention that the pattern did make a longer sock, as pictured below:

But I chose a different yarn than the pattern called for and was running low. So I skipped some rows and made a shorter sock.

I’ve been knitting slippers too, but more on that in another post.

I finished the sock in the car! 😅

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Health Updates

So I wanted to post an update on the health issues facing my family. I have such wonderful news.

My Mom had surgery to remove the cancer. It lasted nine hours. We expected at least a few days in the hospital. She got out of the operating room late at night. We barely got to see her.

The next day we went to see her. She had been up walking around and doing things. She was glowing!! They let her come home that same day!! She is doing so well. She is only taking Tylenol.

She is also healing far faster than expected.

I’ve been so happy just because she is home.

I know so many people have been praying for her, and the Lord surely heard and answered!

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Summer Watermelon Mint Wakeup

Hello everyone. This week is the first week of summer. Today I have for you a recipe inspired by summer and my “Chocolate Mint Morning Wakeup“, recipe.

It’s called “Summer Watermelon Mint Wakeup”. It is a tea latte featuring tea, chocolate, mint, and watermelon.

What you need:

1 watermelon mint flavored tea bag OR 1 teaspoon of loose leaf tea watermelon mint flavored

2 green tea bags or 2 teaspoons of green tea

A large coffee/tea mug that will hold 12oz or more.

2 TBSP hot chocolate mix

2 tsp of sugar or sweetener of choice to taste

Milk or creamer of choice to taste.

Instructions:

Prepare tea as you normally would in your tea mug. Mix in all dry ingredients. Let cool completely. When cool transfer to a drinking glass. Add milk or creamer and fill the remaining way with water. Stir and enjoy.