Sunday, March 11, 2012

So much for knitting..

I still haven't been able to knit. I don't know what's wrong with me, but that craft fair is getting closer and I still don't have enough to participate. Instead of forcing myself to knit, I pulled out the Crock Pot last night and finished up this morning.

Made a whole box of linguine. Divided it up in 2 dishes.. 3/4 in a big one, 1/4 in a small one.

"Cream Cheese Chicken" from my favorite slow cooker cookbook. Looks disgusting, but is super tangy and delicious!

I found this stir-fry recipe on the back of a Kikkoman seasoning mix. I used stew beef instead of chicken.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Mystery meal

I know you all know how much I love to knit/craft, but my heart is often in the kitchen. I love to bake, especially. Although I had Thursday off from work due to the snow we received, DH unfortunately had to brave the elements and go to work (3-11pm). Because most of his work is done outside I thought it would be nice of me to make sure he had something yummy when he came home.

Our cupboards (and fridge) were pretty bare, but I managed to whip up a little something delicious. I call it Mystery Meal because I really didn't know how well it would turn out.

I'm happy to say that we both really liked it! Here's what I did:

  • preheat oven to 375
  • boiled 3/4 package of Wacky Mac (cooked, drained, set aside)
  • buttered a dish
  • whisked 3 eggs in a bowl, mixed in Italian seasoning and s&p
  • added it to the Mac, pour into dish
  • cover pasta with a large can of tomato/pasta sauce.. any kind will do.. I used a 4 cheese one I think
  • top with cheese (the more the better, IMO)
  • 20 minutes until cheese melts a bit and sauce bubbles
I'm sure it would taste just fine without the eggs, but I wanted to give it a little more density. I'm sure DH would have liked some meat or something in there. Or a sauce with meat?

And then, because I'm that nice and had just one egg left, I made him some chocolate chip cookies :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hello March!

Here in Maine we are welcoming winter (finally) and March with a bang! We're supposed to get a pretty good storm.. the Elementary school that I work at in the afternoon is closed, as well as the YMCA so I don't have to work at all. As you can tell by the photo below, I didn't even bother opening up the door. This photo is just the beginning! I'm a little excited, as this has been a very, very mild winter for us and our first snow day!

My front porch.

"Mommy & Me" cable and lace hats
I was recently asked to take part in a craft fair. I said I would and then couldn't bring myself to knit anything! These hats are all I have been able to make. I start something and then rip it out and start again or start over. The fair is in July so I might be able to still do it if I can get my butt in gear!