I organized the yarn in my red trolley for the CAL (crochet a long) organized by my blog friend Lucy at Attic24. I've printed up the pattern and the color sequence I'll be using and I'm set to go!
Here are the colors, this project will bring joy and color to our grey cold winter months. I'm going to do a gradient pattern of the colors, so that they melt into each other.
We're working on our healthier eating regime and have brought out a cookbook we have called "Glorious One-Pot Meals". You layer your meat and veg, season it, oil the inside of the pot and lid and put it in a 450 deg. oven for 45 minutes and Voila! Dinner! There are all kinds of very interesting ingredient combinations.
Our older 2 quart green pot does great for a 2 person meal, but we wanted to roast whole chickens so we got this 4 quart one so we can roast bigger portions of meat so we can have leftovers.
You need a good heavy cast iron pot for roasting in a 450 deg. oven and these do the trick.
Dayle made this dinner last night, it's called "Honey Spice Pork Chops" and called for cinnamon, ginger and cloves!
This recipe also called for mustard and honey.
Last Thursday Dayle went in for an overnight sleep study. He didn't sleep hardly at all so they may require he come back. Poor Mocha missed her daddy the whole time and sat with me keeping an eye on the door.
One part of eating healthier is making good choices when you go out to eat. We went to Chinese dinner over the weekend and instead of the fried shrimp I ordered stir-fried shrimp and green beans.
My fortune. :-)
Mocha kept me company while I read up on the pattern for the blanket. :-)
I was reading the latest issue of the US Country Living magazine and saw this - an old piano stool being used as a side table. WELL.. I've been looking for an old stool to put my coffee and phone on next to my chair...
So, I did a search on Facebook Marketplace and found this one for a fair price and so I made arrangement to pick it up from the seller on Saturday. It works out perfect!
My question to you is: It's been painted and I'm not fond of the color... should I paint it in a milk paint white? Or would you strip it back to it's dark mahogany finish? Or sand it back to raw wood?
I want to share with you something I got in an effort to limit my use of plastic. Glass straws! This set that I got on Amazon has 2 bamboo carrying cases, 2 cleaning tools and 5 glass straws. PLUS - I'm so proud of Oregon, as of January 1st it's against the law to use one use plastic shopping bags. We've been using re-usable ones for years and now everyone has to! Can you share in the comment section ways that you are helping the environment?
I hope you have a wonderful week ahead. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)