Thursday, August 28, 2008
Here's the LINK.
I'm not sure if there are other parts to this website? Would love for it to be a blog....
I'm headed to the fabric store to figure this little bugger out!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I'm having these nesting cravings that come and go, and I think this project is much more doable than the curtains which are currently a stack of fabric boring holes into the back of my head as I sit here.... I'll let you know how it goes.
Just looking at the pattern - it seems strange to me that the zipper is across the whole top of it like that? I'm going to try to make one just using my old boppy cover. I think that will be easier. I'll let you know how THAT goes.
Marcel DuChamp is looking down and smiling. Want to know more about him? Click here.
Brings me back to my early college years at Gonzaga when classes like speech 101 and drawing 101 and modern art 101 were how I spent my days. Aaaahhhh the simpler times. I loved those classes!! I looked forward to going to class!! Unfortunately that didn't last very long as I had to change schools and submerse myself in my major.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I doubled the recipe so I could stock our freezer a little, too. For some reason, I am ALWAYS using the wrong size pans. This time I used the biggest ones I had, and I was still overflowing. I ended up having to combine all of the ingredients in one giant bowl and the pasta pot in two sessions. The spinach has some trouble distributing, it kept clumping into big green balls, but cooking it in the pasta water is pretty genius, I think. I took one dish to my new parent friends, we had one for dinner, and I have 3 more in my freezer for non cooking nights!
My kids even gobbled it up. Well, Miss Mae gobbled it up, Henry wasn't quite as excited, but he did eat the noodles, and FINALLY tried a piece of sausage after which he screamed "that was a HOT DOG!!!! Why didn't you tell my they were HOT DOGS!?!?!?" I guess I didn't make the connection. Then he filled himself up with fruit and cheese....
A good crusty bread would go great with this one, too. A great dinner to take to someone would be a dish of this, a loaf of bread, and a salad.
So, my summation:
- Great dinner - yummy, creamy, goodness
- Kid friendly
- Good iron and roughage with spinach
- Can make with little effort
- Great freezing dish
- Used quite a few dishes, so cleanup wasn't GREAT (and what is it with washing melty cheese?? sheesh, it was EVERYWHERE in my sink)
- Lots of cheese if giving to a brand new mom - better for a "couple of weeks down the road" dish
- Most likely quite high in fat and calories with all of the cream, cheese, and sausage.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
So I'm attempting another recipe for dear friends of ours who have just recently had a baby boy. This one has a bit of cheese in it, but he is almost a month old, so it should be okay for mom. The recipe says it is enough to make one, freeze one, so I'm going to double it and have it for dinner for us, and put a couple in the freezer as well. I'll bring it to them in a freezer container, so they can do the same or bake it now - whichever is more convenient.
I found this one on Martha, I still adore her. The recipe is for Baked Pasta with Chicken Sausage and has spinach - healthy and impossible for me to eat if not completely incorporated into something else, sausage - makes Mr. friend happy, pasta - kids happy, and cream and cheese - ME happy.
I'm not going to post the whole recipe, but it is on Martha along with all of the great comments people write in. I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
They are an incredibly talented group of women in L.A. and New York. I dream about strolling into their store in New York and taking classes with them! The great thing, is they have such an amazing website, it is almost like I AM able to do that!
They have tutorials for SO many projects, it really is like you are taking classes from the best.
The fabrics for sale are also just the best of the best. You must check them out!