Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lovely Long Weekend

I had a lovely July 4th weekend. Unfortunately, I took like no pictures of our holiday adventures. So you’ll just have to trust me…we had fun. Fun involved the hubz's brother and the cousins arriving for a 2 week visit, fireworks and homemade ice cream with friends on the 4th and swimming and a BBQ at another friend’s house on Monday. Somehow, I am still tired. I guess that never goes away.

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.

Our plums are beginning to ripen on the tree. We each tried one of the ones you see here. I assure they are not ready yet! They haven’t made a word for this kind of sour. And they are sooooo tiny. Our peaches are tiny too. William says we have midget (size-challenged if you are politically correct) fruit trees.

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).

Added the cooked pasta to the lemon juice with a little of the pasta water, along with a couple of blobs of cream cheese, dried basil, the zest and a little more salt, pepper and garlic. VOILA!!! Awesome pasta.

I also made some sugar cookies. I got the recipe out of a cookbook I have at the house, so I need to copy that recipe and type it in. Promise I will later.

Blessings to you!

1 comment:

  1. Lovin those little woodland creatures! That dress is too cute for color tv and you look adorable in it. I would look so ridiculous in that, but seeing yours still makes me want one.