Saturday, August 27, 2011

What's Cooking?

Okay, so I know that this blog is about learning new levels of craftiness, and not about cooking, but lately I've discovered a dish that I can't help but share.

I've recently discovered the joy and seductiveness that is  For those of you that have yet to enjoy what Stumpleupon has to offer, it is a website that takes you on a wonderful tour of the internet based upon what interests you.  My interests happen to include food (obviously) and I am constantly being shown wonderful recipes and blogs about recipes.  Stumbleupon has a wonderful feature that allows you to "favorite" a site that you like and you can revisit it later.  That, my friends, is how I "stumbled" upon (hehe) this delicious recipe.

Soon after arriving at our new home we were gifted with a sack of potatoes.  Now, personally, I always found potatoes to be a little too much work for me to want to cook with them often.  I was not, however, keen on the idea of letting the potatoes go to waste.  The first day I peeled what felt like a million potatoes (and I have the scars to prove it) to prepare for freezing.  Hubs loves potato soup so those will be perfect to pull out of the freezer on a cold day.  The rest went to cooking them however I could fit them in.  We had potatoes for days.  Then I happened upon the recipe I am about to share with you and what did I do the other day? I bought another bag of potatoes so I could make them again. :) is where you can go to see the recipe as I first found it.  This second time I made them I added half an onion that I had on hand.

The first time I made this dish I had left overs.  I heated them up the next night with a little olive oil in a skillet and they were still just as delicious.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Friday, August 19, 2011

What a Bargain!

A couple of Saturdays ago I got a phone call from my mom telling me that she was at an Estate sale and there were boxes of ribbon for sale for 25 cents a spool.  I asked her to see if she could make a deal and she got all the boxes for $2.00!  Don't you just love a bargain?  I figured if there was just one useable spool of ribbon in those boxes it was well worth the price.  She sent me a box in the mail which I received yesterday.

There are still some ribbon that she hasn't sent yet because it didn't fit into the box.  It's an interesting mix.  Some will be great for bows and others are ideal for scrapbooking.  There are some that I have no idea what to do with.  Suggestions??  Maybe after I master sewing (snicker) I will put some of them to good use.

We are still unpacking and I am awaiting the arrival of my craft table, so until things get a little more put together in our new house I won't be pursuing any crafting activities.

I painted a wall in our new living room yesterday.  It was a hideous pale green color that even my daughter turned her nose up.  We picked a brown color that complements the color on all the other walls in the house. We also picked up an off-white color to paint the trim and doors.

Here is Z helping mommy paint. You can see some of the old color at the bottom.

The finished product.

Next is a new entertainment center to put on it!