Sunday, June 24, 2012

Transformer PJs

Transformer PJs

Here are the PJ's I previously posted about.
Here are the patterns I used to make the set.
This pattern was used for the shirt and the shorts.  I just shortened the pants and modified it so that there wouldn't be a fly.
It's Simplicity 4760

Transformer PJ's

Transformer PJ's

Roasted Beets

I gotta take pictures!  I'm sorry I didn't but this is a really great recipe.
I also got it from the Celebrating a Healthy Harvest cookbook.
Basically you're gonna wash your beets (6 - 8) and then coat them with olive oil.
Put them in a baking dish, cover it, and bake them for 45 - 60 minutes.   A knife should slide through them easily when they are done.
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet ove rmedium -low heat.  Add garlic and onion and saute for a couple of minutes.  Pour that over the beets and enjoy.
Saturday, June 16, 2012

Autumn Stir Fry

O.K. So I didn't get a photo of Delsin wearing his new Transformers PJ's.
I was planning on taking a picture when he got ready for bed last night, assuming he would wear his new pajamas to bed.   Well, he talked me into letting him wear the shirt to the lake yesterday, and it was just his cover up.  It didn't get dirty, so I thought we could get a sleep wear out of it still, and we did.  But see, he fell asleep on the way home, so basically I just carried him to bed.  Luckily I packed a clean pair of shorts for him to wear home from the lake, so that he wouldn't have to ride in wet swimming trunks.  
Also, last night one of his cousins spent the night and Delsin wore the shirt while his cousin wore the shorts.  Now both parts of the pajamas are dirty, and I can only hope those boys put them in the dirty cothes and didn't do something silly, like leave them outside, or something along those lines.

Now I just want to mention a good recipe I tried recently.
My parents let me have 4 heads of cabbage out of their garden recently, so I've been trying new recipes with it.  
One cookbook I have is "Celebrating a Healthy Harvest - Recipes and tips for fresh fruits and vegetables."
I don't know how I came into possession of  this cookbook, but it says that it came from the Georgia Department of Human Resources.  Daniel has brought me cookbooks from old houses he's done work on, where someone had given him one or more to take home to me.  Maybe that's how I got this one.
No matter, it's got some really neat recipes in it, and when I have a surplus of vegetables from the garden this is the first cookbook I go to for new ideas.

If you have one, or can get your hands on one, I suggest having the Autumn Stir fry one evening.  It's good even in Spring/Summer.
I wish I had taken a picture.  But we just dug in and gobbled it right up.
I am just about to  try the Braised Cabbage recipe listed on the same page.  I like my braised cabbage recipe that I got from the Martha Stewart's Living magazine a few years ago, but I like to try new recipes too.  And this one has apple in it.
Thursday, June 14, 2012

One Of The Reasons I Haven't Been Around Lately...Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam 2012

Well, it's Summertime now.  If you've been following me for a while you probably already know that this is the time of year when my posts are much more scarce and much more about food.
Whether it be gardening,  canning and freezing, or just making dinner, I tend to write more about food experiences during Summertime and Holidays.

We like to go strawberry picking at Kelly's Farm located over off of Hwy 231 in Hartsville TN, by the Cumberland river bridge.

The recipe I've seemed to stick to is the one found in the Better Homes and Gardens cook book.  It's the red and white gingham 3 ring binder cookbook. 
Try it out sometime.  We love it.

Tomorrow I'll be posting some pictures of Delsin's new Transformer pajamas, along with some pattern information. 
And since I just got a shipment of new fabric I should be making more time for a lot more sewing too.
Monday, June 11, 2012

Did I tell Y'all about the Pressure Cooker Orange Chicken?

It's awesome!

I this is the first all-in-one-meal I've made with my pressure cooker and I'm craving it still.
Tonight I'm making Italian beef sandwiches in the pressure cooker.  I usually do it in the slow cooker, and had planned to, but I forgot to start it.  That's often the case with my plans to cook in the slow cooker.  I always forget to get it started early enough.

Anyway,  I'm still looking for a recipe.  I'll let you know how it turns out.