Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dharma Trading Co.

This is a textile craft supply store, it is a really cool site to buy all kinds of dyeable fabrics and supplies..  I want to orders some stuff for Brett and I to do.  Tanner likes to dye clothes as well, I still have T-shirts that we never did from the last time he was here. 

Thursday, May 15, 2008

blue and white quilt

Here is the blue and white quilt i worked on last week. I used a new method of quilting called twice quilted. I did all this quilting and when I washed the quilt the quilting disappeared. oh well that is the breaks

new rugs

I finally finished the blue jean rugs and have warped up to do some brown and green rugs. I love the new rugs, cause they cut down on how often I have to sweep the kitchen floor.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Travelin' Again

I hope everyone had a wonderful mothers day, daughters and mothers alike, that is.  I had a very lazy day.  We took the camper to Tanya and Adrian's for their 5th Annual Cinco De Mayo party Friday night.  Stayed through Sunday at about noon then drove home.  We were totally wiped out by the time we got home, so we laid around.  So, I told Brett... I would really love for my mother's day present to be for someone to run out get us a pizza for dinner.  So, that is what we did.   Not a bad day at all.

So, on to the title of this post.  Charlie will be on travel for about seven days.  He is leaving Wednesday.  His flight is at like 6am, so he'll have to leave here at about 4am.  UGH...  he is heading to Chicago for a couple of days then on to San Diego for a couple of days.  He should be home by next Wednesday. 

Brett has a game this Saturday, but other than that my only plans are to get caught up w/ the cleaning around here.  NOT fun. 

Oh...  this will be my first full week back as full time.  I'm not really thrilled about that either, ha ha...

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Well, with grilling season being here I thought I would share one of our favorite recipes. This is so good we usually have to make twice as much, because everyone makes a pig of theirself and eats 2 helpings. The kraft foods website has a lot of good recipes and you can sign up for a free magazine to come in the mail every season.
I think next time I make this I will try putting diced onions in with the tomato mixture.

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Prep Time:5 min
Total Time:30 min

Makes:4 servings

1/4 cup KRAFT Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing, divided
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
1 medium tomato, finely chopped
1/2 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp. dried basil leaves

PLACE large sheet of heavy-duty foil over half of grill grate; preheat grill to medium heat. Pour 2 Tbsp. of the dressing over chicken in resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Turn bag over several times to evenly coat chicken with the dressing. Refrigerate 10 min. to marinate. Remove chicken from marinade; discard bag and marinade.

GRILL chicken on uncovered side of grill 6 min. Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, cheese, basil and remaining 2 Tbsp. dressing.

TURN chicken over; place, cooked-side up, on foil on grill. Top evenly with tomato mixture. Close lid. Grill an additional 8 min. or until chicken is cooked through (165ºF).

Thursday, May 8, 2008

No Fishing For Me

My neighbor had invited me to go on a chartered fishing trip several months ago.  I agreed.  It sounded like fun.  Only hitch was that we had to leave our house at 4am to get to Chesapeake Beach by 6am.

Well, the captain called and cancelled our trip tomorrow because of the weather and rough seas on the bay.

So, I have to admit, I'm a little relieved... 

Monday, May 5, 2008

New Recipes

Good morning girls, hope everyone is fine on this Monday morning. I tried a couple of new recipes from the food network that I thought I would share with you.

Crab Rangoon Dip

2 cans crabmeat drained
1 can campbells cream of shrimp soup
2 8 oz pkg cream cheese cut in cubes
1 tsp worchestire sauce
2 tsp soy sauce

Mix your ingredients together and pour into oven safe dish. Broil for 10 to 15 minutes. But I would keep an eye on it . Dont try to cream the cream cheese first it is supposed to be in chunks. She fried Wonton wraps but I just used tortilla chips or bread like for Brushetta.

Rootbeer Brownies

1 1/2 cup flour
2 c sugar
2 sticks softened butter
1 tsp salt
4 eggs
2 tsp root beer extract

Mix all ingredients and bake at 350 for 28 to 32 minutes. I frosted it with powdered sugar icing that I had added Rootbeer Scnapps to but you could use the rootbeer extract if you wanted to. This is a Paula Deen recipe, but she made Orange brownies using orange extract. I thought you could use any kind of extract, not flavoring to make brownies. Just makes us a cut above everyone else.
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