Sunday, December 28, 2008
Lion Brand has a list of local organizations looking for handmade warmer-uppers.
JoAnn Fabrics also has a blog which mentions Lion Brand but also a campaign for the Special Olympics and Warm Up America. Materials for the blue and white scarves for the Special Olympians are available on the JoAnn website (plus a 40% discount for one item and free shipping).
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Noelle says "apah" all the time, which is Korean for Daddy. Of course she doesn't know that she's saying it, but she happened to say it when I was recording her during a giggling session with her new 'do...
I also found this cute bootee pattern and used 4ply yarn and an "I" hook. I like this pattern because it uses heavier weight yarn, which I like to use because I'm lazy and it works up quicker than "baby" yarn.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I made this vest and i think she looks like a little ajoomah in it...all she needs is some gold net slippers! haha! Notice also the cute argyle BabyLegs. babysnazz was having a sale so I stocked up - couldn't resist the sale...:-(
In other news, the kid cut her first tooth! This is her teething face.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
2 boneless skinless chicken thighs, cubed into bite-sized pieces
1 package cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 small onion, sliced thinly
3 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 tomato, chopped
white wine (optional)
Season chicken generously with salt and pepper. Add olive oil to soup pot and fry onions and 1 clove garlic until soft. Add chicken and cook until just done on the outside. Cover with chicken stock and bring to a boil, skim top to remove fat, lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
In another pan, saute mushrooms with 1 clove garlic, salt and pepper until completely cooked through and browned. Add to soup pot. If desired, splash white wine into mushroom pan, swirl around and add to soup pot. Add more chicken stock if necessary. Bring to a boil, add tomatoes and green onions and cook just long enough to heat through tomatoes. Season to taste.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Macaroni and Cheese
1 lb. elbow macaroni
8 oz. sour cream
16 oz. small curd cottage cheese
1 cup milk
3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
salt and pepper
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 c. melted butter
Boil macaroni according to package instructions.
Mix macaroni and next 4 ingredients, seasoning lightly with salt and pepper. Spread into 9X13 pan.
Melt butter and incorporate into crumbs. Sprinkle buttered crumbs over macaroni mixture and bake for 30-35 minutes or until top is browned and cheese is melted.
Delicious add-ins: Crumbled bacon, chopped tomatoes, boiled eggs, or green onions.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
An alternative to butter. I wanted mashed yams but I didn't want to cut into a new stick of butter.
2 yams, cubed
1 large dollop cream cheese
1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar
Cover yams with cold water and bring to a boil. Cover pot and simmer until fork tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and immediately break up with a fork. Add cream cheese, and sugar, then incorporate thoroughly. Add enough milk to create desired consistency. Dust with cinnamon.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
In other news relative to my price point, LUVS are not so bad. They are comparable in every way to Pampers Baby Dry (which are not the greatest diapers, but they do a decent job). If your baby is OK with the Pampers Baby Dry, they will be OK with the LUVS.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
3 cloves garlic, sliced
2 tsp dried basil
1 eggplant, sliced thin (use mandolin)
1 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
1 zucchini , sliced
1 yellow squash, sliced
1 large yellow onion, sliced into rings
2 cups sliced fresh baby portobello mushrooms
1 green bell pepper, sliced
2 large tomatoes, chopped
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Preheat oven to 350.
Over medium heat, saute garlic in 1 tbls. olive oil until just browned. Add eggplant slices and cook until soft.
Coat 1.5 qt. casserole dish with olive oil. Layer eggplant into bottom of pan. Sprinkle with dried basil and cheese (do not salt). Layer rest of vegetables in order, seasoning with salt and cheese in between each layer, ending with tomatoes and remaining cheese. Drizzle top with olive oil and bake for 45 minutes.
You may substitute a 15 oz. can of drained chopped tomatoes for fresh.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
1 spoonful whole grain mustard
2-3 spoonfuls mayo
2 dashes lemon juice
black pepper to taste
2 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
tomato slices (optional)
Mix tuna, mayo, mustard and lemon juice. Add pepper to taste. Spread on one piece of toast, add tomato if desired. Fry egg over easy in olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and lay carefully on tuna. Top with other slice of bread. Simple and delicious.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
noelle in the daisy jumper
Chicken Corn Soup
6 chicken drumsticks
1 large carrot
1 large onion
4 cloves garlic
1 1" slice ginger
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1 can cream-style corn
1 can corn kernels
2 green onions
Season drumsticks with salt and pepper. Brown on both sides in a little olive oil in a medium casserole (I used my fabulous cast-iron chili pot). Add 1 large halved carrot, 1 large onion (quartered) and garlic cloves. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove chicken pieces, then strain stock to remove fat. Pour stock back in. Remove chicken meat from bones and discard skin. Chop chicken into bite size pieces and put into pot. Stir in corn and creamstyle corn. Chop carrots into bite size pieces and add. Add enough cold water to cover and season to taste with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Bring to a boil and boil for 3-5 minutes, just to heat through.
Just before serving, chop 2 green onions and stir into soup.
Takes a little work, but it's delicious!