Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sweater redo

I've had this sweater forever, as you can see I was wearing out the cuffs. I cut the sleeves down and used them to make pockets.


This is Mary's grandbaby afghan. I got the pattern from Annie's Attic Mile-A-Minute Baby Afghans.

This is Susan's afghan. This is similar to a previous afghan I made for Susan to raise money for the United Way. The pattern is from Vanna's Favorite Crochet Gifts book, with a little variation.

Organizing necklaces

This weekend I organized my jewerly box. I have a lot of costume necklaces and they were getting tangled, so I decided to organize them. First I had to dig around for things I could use to hang them on. I also did not want to put any holes in anything so I thought I would hot glue the hooks to the side of my shoe rack. I used picture hangers and extra pieces from mini blinds. The little plastic pieces you use to hold the blinds in place I used for wide necklaces.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Chicken Stuff

Chicken Stuff

2 chicken breast diced small
2 celery stalks chopped
1/4 onion chopped
mushrooms sliced
one carrot chopped
garlic chopped
white wine
olive oil
one can diced tomatoes
tomato paste
Italian seasoning

Heat olive oil in pan, saute carrots, onions, celery and garlic. Season with Italian seasoning.
After a few minutes pour in some white wine simmer for a few minutes. Make a well in the pan and add chicken, cook until no longer pink, stir all together. Make another well, add tomatoes and paste and let simmer for a couple of minutes. Add mushrooms. Mix everything together turn heat down to low, cover and let perk.
Serve over noodles.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Fake Pizza

My Dad has become a very picky eater since he got sick. Finding something for him to eat is becoming a real challenge. This weekend was one of those weekends! He still loves pizza so I came up with this easy version.

One slice of bread toasted just until starting to dry.
pizza sauce
4 slices of pepperoni
shredded mozzarella cheese

Take the lightly toasted bread smooth on some pizza sauce, top with pepperoni and cheese. Then comes the hard part. Toast the whole thing in the toaster oven!
Voila! Fake Pizza!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

This is my latest lap afghan for the Seniors.