Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Shaker Style Throw

This is a crochet blanket that I made Dad and Elaine for Christmas 2013. It turned out much better than I expected, I was modifying a pattern and that's not something I had ever done with a crochet pattern before. I ended up doing 12 columns by 16 rows and 5" squares so it came out to be a queen size throw instead of a lap blanket. I didn't actually finish it until January 3rd, I think, but thankfully they were understanding. I let them see the in-progress blanket at Christmas, hehe. 

It was tough to part with this one, it was so heavy and soft. I absolutely love it. Sly did too, he kept saying they couldn't have it, lol. 

Here's a link to the original pattern - Shaker Style Throw.
Here's a link to my Ravelry project page.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Menu Monday

Grilled Chicken and Herbs from Allrecipes.com

Pita Pizza
Grilled Chicken and Herbs
Grilled Yellow Squash
Pasta Bake
Pepperoni Crescent Pizza Rolls
Easy Shake and Bake Chicken
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Stove Top Granola

I've got a couple weeks worth of menus here. I'm not sure what we're going to make for Mother's Day dinner yet, we had to postpone it until this upcoming Friday. We might not make anything and just order out but we'll see. ;)

We also got about a pound of lettuce out of the garden this morning. Sylvester was so excited! He loved ripping the leaves off and then helping me wash them. I had a salad tonight with grilled chicken from last night, so good. I love salad, mmm.

I'm not sure how much more lettuce we'll get this summer, these plants were already starting to bolt. I guess 94° is a little hot for lettuce. It's a little hot for me too this early in the year, hah. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Menu Monday

Streusel Topped Blueberry Muffin from Allrecipes.com
Streusel Topped Blueberry Muffins
Double Decker Tacos
Baked Slow Cooker Chicken

Not a lot going on this week. Easy peasy menu. Sly's work schedule as changed so we're kind of winging it until we get used to it all.

Speaking of winging it, I think I'm going to take a break from posting every week. It's starting to feel like a chore, first world problems, and I don't want it to. So, if I get a wild hair and post I will but otherwise I'll try to get them up once a month or something along those lines. I want to post about something other than food! I've got tons of knitting/crochet/crafting I haven't posted. I need to catch up.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Menu Monday

Vegetable Stir-Fry from allrecipes.com

Vegetable Stir-Fry
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Baked Chicken Nuggets

I didn't make the Slow Cooker Pulled Pork last week so I will make that tomorrow. I don't want it to go bad before I get it cooked! We will also be grilling some hotdogs and burgers this week. 

Sly got me a basket, for lack of a better word, that is used to make veggies on the grill. I'm excited to try it out. I have tried to cook veggies on the grill without something like this but it doesn't seem to work out very well for me. Tinfoil gets poked or something, veggies fall out when I'm trying to pull them off the grill, etc. Now I need to find some really good seasoning to go on them!

I have a lot of romaine lettuce in the garden already, I need to get it out before it bolts, and enjoy some salads. Sylvester loves salad so that's something we can all eat for a quick and easy lunch. 

I think that's enough rambling for one day. Have a good week!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Menu Monday

Grilled Yellow Squash from Allrecipes.com
Grilled Yellow Squash
4-Square Family Pizza
Black Beans
Zesty Chicken
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Sliced Baked Potato with Cheese

We'll be grilling twice again this week, hotdogs/hamburgers one night and then chicken another night. I'm excited to try the Black Beans but I'll need to make something else for Sly - he doesn't eat black beans. Other than that I'm not really trying anything new. Using tried and true recipes this week. Yum!

Hope everyone has a great week. :)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Menu Monday

Grilled Chicken from Allrecipes.com

Grilled Chicken
One Pot Chicken Lo Mein
Grilled Cheese Roll Ups
Pita Pizza
Summer Squash (hand written recipe)

Our goal for this summer is to grill food twice a week. It's incredibility cheap, decent for us and easy. Could it get any better? I am going to try to add a (non canned) veggie each time we grill out. I might do a potato or fries if we have hotdogs or a squash recipe if we eat chicken. You get the idea. Sly and Sylvester won't eat squash, but maybe they'll try it again eventually.

I found the website for the Summer Squash recipe on Pinterest. I love that website. I've gotten a serious kick out of looking at the vintage recipes, especially the hand written ones. It makes me wish I could get my hands on any of my grandmother or great-grandmothers recipe books!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Menu Monday

Key West Chicken from Allrecipes.com
Key West Chicken
Healthy Homemade Granola
Shredded Chicken Tacos
Boston Baked Beans

I really don't have much this week. The weather is supposed to be pretty so we're hoping to grill out twice. Once we'll just do hotdogs and hamburgers and then the chicken. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!