Apr 30, 2010

My attempt at "Going Green"

Coffee anyone?

So, remember this picture from a few days ago??

I recently saw a pattern for a little cozy fabric wrap for around a coffee cup and it was in fabric that was way cute!

And then I thought to myself, well I could do that...its just a matter of figuring out how much fabric to use to wrap around the cup. Then I had the brilliant idea--use the cardboard ones they give you as a pattern/template. The pattern I saw looked like they used a piece of Velcro to hold it together...I wanted a sort of "hook" so I used a hair tie and a button (and I also have this odd distaste for Velcro, it just looks cheap to me and sometimes gunk and little fuzzies get stuck in it and it ends up looking gross--sorry for that rant). I also didn't use cotton batting like the pattern recommended, but some leftover quilt batting I had.

And so all of that fabric above is for making these:
What do you think? :o)

Apr 29, 2010

what started out as Veggie Pizza...

and then turned into BBQ chicken pizza with some veggies...only to then become chicken pizza sans the BBQ

I had originally planned to make a regular pizza with just veggies, no meat. But if you know my husband you can guess why it is no longer just a veggie pizza...not that he doesn't like veggie pizza, he just would rather have some sort of meat on it. This is fine...I had time to cook some chicken up, and I THOUGHT we had enough BBQ sauce (rather than pizza sauce), but no dice, so I'm now calling it Veggie Chicken Pizza. :o)

I use the whole wheat crust they have at Wegmans (my happy place) and this time, trying to be frugal and all, I bought a bag of frozen onions, red peppers, green peppers, and yellow peppers--the fresh peppers are just far too expensive right now. Then I spread the pizza sauce on the crust, threw the shredded chicken on \, some veggies, some mozzarella cheese, some more veggies (so they crisp up in the oven) and Voila!

Here she is pre-quality time with the oven...

And here she is after...yummo

I cut out some more pieces of my new project while the pizza was cooking...but tonight is the one night I spend the evening watching TV...Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice--hopefully they're not reruns!

Apr 28, 2010

not so grilled hamburgers...

We were supposed to have hamburgers on the grill last night...and we did end up having hamburgers just not from the grill. I knew we were out of propane for the grill so on my way home I stopped at Walmart to get a new tank. Now, our little Weber "Baby Q" will only take the tall, blue, used for blow torches propane tank...it will not take the little squatty Coleman type, which was unfortunate last night because yes, Walmart was out.  :(
The nice older gentleman was very grandfather-ly and was trying to help me out by giving me a bunch of placed I could go to get one...but this was after work, after I had already spent time in Walmart getting a few other things I needed...so I did not want to go anywhere else but home. So... Mr. George Foreman to the rescue. It seems sort of silly to put a "recipe" because anyone can mush some hamburger into a patty and grill it...but here is what I mixed in with the burger:  garlic powder, onion salt, Worcestershire sauce, parmesan cheese, and a small amount of breadcrumbs. We had them on whole wheat rolls with salad and corn. And they were YUMMY! :)

Tonight I'm flyin solo for dinner...Aaron will be at work sort of late tonight so I will most likely have some gourmet eggs and toast since Wednesdays are typically "Breakfast Night". Since this type of dinner will take no time at all it will give me time to get back to my current "new projects" that I am working on...here is a glimpse of the fun fabric I am using.

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