Friday, December 26, 2008

Kitchen Experiments.

Well one of the things we're venturing into at the moment is experiments in cooking.

We are just finishing cooking our tradition Turkey Paella (from BHG from the late 60's early 70's) which we will eat tonight. Tomorrow dh and his father are eating Sveetskova (sp?) which is a marinated beef dish (since it is beef I can't eat it I won't be eating it!) So this will be an experiment. I guess I'll have to hunt down my own meal! LOL!

For the first time I'm boiling the bones of our Turkey to make a broth which I hope to make into several different soups! Figure it will be fun!

For Christmas dinner I made a homemade from scratch stuffing which dh and FIL seemed to enjoy. I didn't like it just because it was too soggy for my taste and it certainly wasn't very pretty but who cares as long as it was tasty!

Dessert was supposed to be Apple dumplings... but they were too soggy to be recognizable.

Oh well. Life goes on! And I'll have to try some of those home-mades again and see what happens.

Belated Seasons Greetings

Belated Seasons Greetings from our house to yours!

Its been a busy couple weeks at our house so I haven't had much time to post.
The girls seemed to have had a great Christmas. As always Santa and the family spoiled them.

We did a traditional (almost) Czech Christmas Eve dinner, and the traditional Anglo Turkey dinner ... though the Turkey is the only real tradition at our house as dh and I invent our own sides and fixings. Our Turkey flopped badly this year and dh's carving didn't do it any assistance. Dessert was even more dreadful. All around the whole Turkey thing just put me right off.

Couple by the fact that little is potty learning at the moment - wet her bed once and mine twice Christmas Eve. So the day just got off to a not so wonderful start. But life goes on. The girls had a good day and that's all that matters.

Friday, December 12, 2008

A Hybrid!

I'm branching out! LOL!

In trying to come up with a craft or something that M could make for her secret pal at Brownies, I came surfed the digi sites and found this hybrid composition book covers. So to test out how easy or hard it would be to do this, I made one myself.

The experiment was somewhat of a success. I love it! This one is super simple, but I decided to try my hand at sewing cardstock, Which M could probably do too, if she wants. OMG, I love the effect! LOL!

Anyway - the plan is to have her design on paper what she wants - and then help her plan it in the Photo Editor and then cut it out and put it together. This along with a little 'food' gift, will be her gift to her secret pal!

(credits: Eva Kipler and Amanda Rockwell Lola Freebie Bonus -- Also I followed instructions here - sort of!)