Thursday, April 28, 2011

Because the farmers market starts next week


A girl's got to be ready. 
But there is something I should tell you, it still barely gets above 50 around here. So Even thought I"ll be there, I surely won't be wearing this. I can dream can't I?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

wool covers, for the diapers

I'm cloth diapering again. I have in the past, and I've also given up in the past as well. But I just can't stay away.
The diapers I was buying were discontinued. So in my search for the next best option, tons of dipes were crossed out and, for some sick reason I can get over the delicious smell and qualities of wool. So, I've been knitting up a bunch of these.
I like this pattern even better than the last, because its a bit more versatile. Also I like the look a bit more.

Monday, April 25, 2011

this weeks menu

Our Easter lamb!

1. cream of asparagus soup
2.chicken Caesar salad
3. steak fajitas
4. tomato soup and grilled cheese
5.Thai Pad see ew
6. chili and corn bread

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

play dough

We made this dough on Friday morning using this recipe I got from a friend .
I used regular food coloring and essential oils in peppermint, lavender and grapefruit. We are very pleased with their consistency. All except the lavender. I over cooked just a bit, and is an obvious color fail  but no one else seems to mind that it's black.

Play Dough
3c. flour
1 1/2c. salt
2T. cream of tartar
3c. water
3T. oil
food coloring

Mix dry ingredients together in a non-stick pot. Add water, oil and food coloring (to your desired color) to dry mixture and cook over very low heat until dough becomes solid (only a few minutes). Don't over cook or it will become dry and brittle. Remove from heat and knead until smooth. Let cool. I divided the complete mixture into three separate bowls before cooking and  added the color and oils before I cooked them in separate pots.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

this weeks menu

1. Avocado burgers and corn and black bean salad with basil-lime vinniagrette
2.Italian wedding soup
3. roasted lemon chicken with a spring salad
4.glazed fingerling potato salad
6.manhattan clam chowder

Thursday, April 14, 2011

baby gifting

I saw this really cute baby toy for you to sew from Lottas baby book and really wanted to try it.
It looked simple enough that my chances of success were pretty high. I like the way it came out, but I think it would have been better if I knew how to turn it into a rattle for real.
Also, while I had the sewing machine out, I made this dress for Phoebe. Of course she adores it, but I am just okay again, without a pattern.
I'm hoping to get some more stuff done, but I must remember not to sew when babies are awake.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

planning a menu hasn't been the same,

Unfortunately, I don't feel like cooking anything these days. I still love food, but my appetite is being squandered by heartburn. This of course isn't keep my family from wanting good food. So on we go.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

knitting again

My little knitting hiatus is over and I'm thinking sleeves. You know, the ones I didn't finish on that cute little sweater I'm trying to make. Yes, I'm ready for those to be done, and I just cast a baby blanket for a friend. She had a little girl as sweet as a peach, and I'm going to attempt to make something as beautiful as these.

Wish me luck.

Monday, April 04, 2011

breakfast in the mudroom

Sometimes they wake up hungry enough to warrant a banana before real breakfast is on the table.
And sometimes they share nicely.

1. spaghetti and meatballs
2. pan seared rockfish with lemon beurre blanc
3. Reuben sandwiches
4.chicken biryani
5. meatloaf with mashed potatoes

I am going bored with my current rotation of meals. Does anyone have a favorite they'd like to share!?

Friday, April 01, 2011

alot of things happened

 that would explain why it looks this way. Luckily it still tastes good.