Sunday, October 19, 2014

Got Tomatoes?

Does your tomato garden runneth over?

If so, may I boldly suggest:

Simple and Light Tomato and Cheese Thing

Thinly slice tomatoes and place them between two paper towels
 for about twenty minutes to absorb moisture.
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and place 3-4 sheets of  
defrosted frozen phyllo dough on top of parchment paper.

Spread a very thin layer of olive oil mayo on top of phyllo dough.

Sprinkle a thin layer of two different types of cheeses (shredded).
(I used mozzarella and cheddar)

Place tomatoes on top of cheese.

Sprinkle a little kosher salt or sea salt and ground pepper on top of tomatoes.

Spinkle Parmesan cheese on top of tomatoes.

Chiffonade fresh basil and scatter on top.

Bake 400 degrees (F) for 20 minutes and enjoy!
 Makes a great snack or accompaniment to soup...

How about with Caprese Soup from this post?
Mmmmmmm....fresh garden tomatoes.
So good!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Puffy NOLA Sunset Afghan Pattern Listed

The NOLA Sunset pattern has been listed here!
This colorful, warm, and cuddly afghan works up fast and would make a great Christmas gift. :-)
 Please click here for this crocheted afghan pattern.
See its 3D texture and...
no ends to weave as the ends become the fringe.
I am really excited about it!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Puffy NOLA Sunset Afghan

A new afghan inspired by
a sunset that Little Bug #6 photographed in New Orleans:
This fun and colorful afghan works up really quick,
and is the perfect addition to enjoying the last of the
"sitting on the deck" weather.
Pattern is available here.
Hoping you all are enjoying Autumn!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Fox, A Raccoon and A Couple of Vikings

New babies with older siblings...
keeps me crocheting:
Viking helmets
for baby Hendrix and his brother Henry.
Pattern can be found here.
Raccoon and Silver Fox cowls
for baby Mai and her sister Aurora.
Pattern can be found here.
Pardon my absence and lack of getting around to visit you all...
life has joyously been filled with new life and
the hustle and bustle of the possibility of a geographical change,
but sadly, death, as well.
Crocheting seems to have a healing and calming affect.
Time will heal, too.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Back-Off My Yarn Stash

"Back-off, this is my yarn stash, Astri," said Bunny Rose assertively.
 "I am working on an outfit, that will coordinate with the dress I am wearing,"
 Bunny Rose embarrassedly whispered.

"I'm sorry, I'll go back to my stash," Astri said, ashamed.
"It's just that the colors you chose are irresistible...and I couldn't control myself,"
Astri humbly explained. 
"Alright, you can touch the skeins, but for heaven's sake,
wash your hands first," Bunny Rose replied with a wink.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Blanket and Pillow for "Sharkie"

We have been on vacation for the last couple of weeks and we are back.
Posts were scheduled during the absence and I did read
every single one of all your wonderful comments on my phone;
however, due to data usage this was the most I could do.
I will be around to visit soon.
While away it was noted that one of our grandson's stuffed animals
 was in need of blanket and pillow.
This particular stuffed animal was a shark...
a kissing shark, not a biting shark according to his master.
This made for a great road trip project...and let me tell you, we covered A LOT of road!
Louisiana to Texas to New Mexico to Colorado and back home to Utah.
So here are the results of the road trip project:

Our four year old grandson chose the colors. :-)
Gotta' make sure that "Sharkie" knows where these came from.

All packed up and ready to head to Texas!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Hubby Knows Jambalaya

The NVO cooks a specialty:
(Pictured with a "Hurricane", another Louisiana specialty.).
Each time he uses a different recipe.
Each time it turns out wonderful.
This time he used Donald Link's recipe from this book:
The book was a birthday gift from offspring #5 (Precious),
she even hooked the NVO up with a signed copy!
I love Cajun Food. :-)
How about you?