Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Oh the smokey, crunchy joy!
Southern perfume smile
Well you can just cross Bacon Haiku off the list. Ode to the best meat product ever!
And by the way...someone submit me their favorite movie. I have it on the list to watch someone's favorite film. Thanks.
So I made the above dress from some clearance fabric I found at Joanne's. I love the 80's feel of the print and the little ships. I am a sucker for a nautical fabric. I have become very fond of piping. Pink piping is even better.
I have a stupid look on my face in this picture, but you can see the dress just fine. This was a Betsey Johnson dress that a friend handed down to me. It was mid-calf length with a high neck and a prissy bow at the neck. Then it keyholed down to the empire waist. So I tore it up and re-did her. I like it. May I say that anyone with small children is a fool to wear silk, but I wasn't wearing it all anyway, so I figure why not?
And these are my precious babies being cute. They sleep on the floor by our bed every night (shock, gasp...STOP JUDGING) until they ultimately crawl into our bed and keep us from any kind of sleep at all (sharper gasp, I SAID STOP JUDGING). But while still on the floor, they have taken to using "sleeping bags" (or all of our pillow cases, as the case may be). I love it that my babies still fit in pillow cases.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
On Friday night, I made some tacquitos for the fam. You basically prepare the filling just like the tvp (or you can use ground beast) sloppy joes, but with different flavoring. I still do the onion and garlic, and add cumin seeds, chili powder and a little bit of ketchup. I also like to add just a bit of cheese. The cheese doesn’t really flavor the filling, but it makes it stick together so it will stay in the tacquitos. Then you roll up the filling in flour tortillas (I use wheat). Place them on an oiled cookie sheet and kind of spread or spray some oil on the tops too. Then bake at 350 degrees until they crisp up. Note: the ends will probably be browned nearer to burnt before the middle gets kind of crisp. I usually pull them out just shy of actually going black. I serve with salsa, guacamole and sour cream.
And on the “I didn’t think you could make it any better than it is” front, I took the chocolate chip cookie recipe and made BARS!
And I engineered time to sew by completely ignoring my company (including my friend who came over for dinner) and letting them entertain my kids while I frantically sewed. This outfit is a shirt and skirt. The skirt used to be the valance in my bedroom. It is vintage bark cloth and I love it. The fabric was too thick and stiff to gather, so I did pleats all around the skirt. And I made a pleated blouse as well. It was pleats day. I am very happy with all.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I managed to steal some time to sew while the hubz picked up the family at the airport. I am calling this my woodland creatures dress. I have had this fabric for a long time. I just love it and originally intended to make pillows from it. Now it is wearable instead. First time making a ruffled sleeve. I am very happy with how it turned out.
I just realized in looking at these pictures that I sewed my woodland creatures and trees upside down! Whatever, really short people looking up at me will see it the right way.
I made some yummy lemon penne on Saturday for lunch. I just heated lemon juice with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
I zested some lemons (the ones I used for the juice- clearly this is not in order).