Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sunday Stashbusting Report...

Not much sewing has been going on here in the Lakes. It was a quiet, normal week, filled with the usual sort of work, school, running errands and regular activities...not much to blog about but very nice indeed. I did start a new quilt for Project Linus. This is a Buzz Saw quilt and was posted by Kairle at Happy Valley Quilter. I've had it on my list of projects to do for awhile and finally pulled some blues from the stash to make it. Everything for this will be from the stash.


I've been doing a lot of cooking, mostly from Weight Watchers cookbooks. Last Sunday I made this chicken fettuccine dish that was sooo good with a salad and a glass of wine. Last night was pasta with shrimp and now I've got a chicken roasting in the oven with lemon, garlic and rosemary...I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed cooking! I also made a WW meatloaf in the crockpot on Friday which we sliced for sandwiches yesterday...it was incredible. Now their cheesecake that I made was not so good...that one went into the trash...

I'm looking forward to tomorrow...my youngest gets her braces off and after 8 years of paying for braces for our two girls, we'll be finished! The youngest and I also signed up to take a Wilton cake decorating course at Michael's in February...I decorated cakes for years, but never had any formal instruction, so we're both looking forward to learning how to do it right. But the best part will be eating our mistakes!

13 comments:

furiousBall said...

I'm not going to recognize her on Thursday! Note : the braces coming off do not mean she can practice without the metronome ;-)

Patti said...

Now that I'm retired I'm looking forward to doing "real" cooking again also. I'm going to try planning menus one week at a time, and utilizing all the WW cookbooks I have here. The tough thing is that DH certainly doesn't need WW - he is just this side of too thin. So I must be sure he is getting enough food also.

flutter said...

that looks delicious!

Libby said...

Your recipes sound delicious *s* Congrats for finishing up orthodontia . . . Hubby will be getting his off next month *woohoo*

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Cooking is FUN, it just takes time and it takes time to "get into the grove of it". Once when I went on a cruise I was so excited to discover the "health spa" restaurant - I got almost all my food there for the week, I just like plain, simple food for the most part, so WW recipes are good, but there is no way to hide the fact that a cheesecake doesn't have 3 blocks of cream cheese in it, LOL!

Buzz saw blocks are looking good! I did one of those 2 years ago and really liked the technique.

Cheers!

Evelyn

julieQ said...

I am back on WW too. Love that free soup after all the points for the day are all gone!!

JulieQ

Mary said...

OK, the buzz saw blocks look great but you have WW and cake decorating in the same post! I wish I could manage both those together.

I had a lot of success with WW last year, moved, ate out too much, stopped training for the 3 day so exercised less and yes, I've gained much of it back. Keith and I plan to do the Breast Cancer 3 Day again in 2008 so I'll have to start walking again. It won't be as easy in Minneapolis in winter as it was in GA!

Darcie said...

Mmmm. Yum. What's for dinner tonight? I'll bring the wine! ;-)

Good for you for sticking with WW and having fun to boot! That's the key.

We're on our last payment with braces too. Million dollar smiles, I call them! (Pretty close.) ;-)

atet said...

Love those buzz saw blocks! As for the braces -- I remember getting mine off. WOooo Hoooo! (just remind her to wear her retainers -- I need braces again on my lower teeth because I got lazy).

Gypsy Quilter said...

Yum, what time is dinner again?

Finn said...

Hi Carolyn, just popping in to say "hi" and see what's new with you *VBS*
Sounds like the cooking is both fun and fruitful...LOL Way to go!
You did a great job on getting that last years orphan finished and off to the project of your choosing! Hope you will make more as you are able, you do a great job with them! Hugs, Finn

Shelina said...

Oh those Wilton classes look wonderful!

Carol E. said...

I love the buzz saw blocks.