Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! Oh, wait. Still a few more hours till then. :)

Tonight We had King Crab to eat for dinner. Yummmmm I've never had this before; but, when Renae (friend from work) mentioned that was what she was having... and then told me how easy it is to fix... well, I called Tom and he wanted to try it too!! (of course he already knew what crab tasted like.. silly me) :) That is ok we sure enjoyed it. As you can see by the picture, all that is left is the shells and the claws. hee hee hee.

It was very simple. 2 pounds of King Crab. Large Pot with about 1" of water and a dash of Vinegar (to help with the fishy smell), Cook for 15 minutes after water comes to a boil. Melt some Butter and eat. How easy is that! Note to self: Do This Again Next Year!!! Also suggested was to use scissors to open the shells and this worked great. We also had Brocholli and bread/rolls. I am so full...Groan But, we may have ice cream later, it will depends on how hungry we are. **evil grin**

I haven't had time to sew much. I've been enjoying Jocelyn being home, and talking with my son, Chester. And, of course, going back to work put a bit of a crimp in my sewing time. I did sew a few more pinwheels and have to draw the lines on the rest of the light squares so that I can sew up the rest of the half square triangles. Maybe tomorrow. But there are quite a few NYE Mysteries going on. I will have to check them out first.

Before I sign off, Happy New Year Everyone!!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Design Wall Monday

I'm excited about the progress of my Spinning Top! I have just been working it one block at a time. This is working better than trying to sew all the half square triangles at once and then make the blocks. It is slowing me down and consequently I am more accurate! (always a plus, don't you know! )

Please go check out Judys site: and see what everyone else is working on.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Spinning Top

Here is my version of Judy's Top. Ok, ok, I only have a tiny bit done, but it is a start! I am going to bust alot of stash this year and I think that this is a great way to start. I have lot of cutsie or busy fabric and I want to bust alot of that and my older fabric.
Here is this information about Judy's top
I have cut 16 squares of the yellow frog fabric. I have a tad bit left. But I am not cutting into it until I see where it might be used, because this is all I have of the fabric. I have the same fabric in Blue... somewhere... Maybe it can be used with this or maybe not. Depends on whether I find the fabric in good time or not. Must bust stash, must quilt top, must finish tops!! New chant for 2010. Hmm ok, have to sign off, my hands are shaking for some reason. Hugs, Trish

Snowy Christmas

Ok, reporting on Christmas a few days late, but here it is :)
The tree looked great this year, Yes, it did have packages under it, but this is after all was unwrapped. Chester went to Maryland with a good friend and his family. Jocelyn was able to come home! And, we've had a snowy Christmas this year!
Tom is busy pushing snow around!!
Here are more pictures of him and his snowplow!!
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Taco Wheels

I was trying to create my own recipe. It was fun, but didnt' turn out like I imagined in my head or my tastebuds! I took frozen bread dough, one loaf. Let it rise, then spread it out into a HUGE rectangle. I never imagined it would be this large! Then spread pre-cooked ground beef onto the dough, spread out some salsa, and finally covered it with cheese. Rolled it up. I swear it seemed to take on a life of its own. Finally ended up with two large rolls. I sliced these and put them on a cookie sheet and baked them at 350 till the bread was done. I forgot to take a picture at the end, but I need to work on it some more. There was too much grease/liquid and it made the dough soggy on the bottom. Either too much cheese (is that possible?) or the salsa was too liquid. Hmm not sure which. I'll keep on working on it.