Saturday, April 10, 2010

Week 2!!!

Well It is the end of week two and i am still really loving it! Tuesday our group changed stations to Main station, which means we do the three main entrees on the menu of the day! The first thing I made was an Applejack Roasted Ham with a Pineapple/Orange chutney. It was a hit, everyone loved it! It was the first time I had cooked a ham and made chutney which turned out really tasty.Friday was a Tempura battered Rock fish with a pineapple/orange terriyaki sauce. It was ok, I just didn't really know how to cook Tempura so it came out a little thick and it was suppose to be a thin batter. I finally figured it out after a little trial and error, but it was selling out on the line! So I am ready for my third week, which Monday starts out with me doing dish pit duty! Oh well, I have to get it out of the way sometime! Monday night I have to get my food handlers card so I can cook and I don't get stuck out of the kitchen and stuck in Dish pit!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

MMMmmmm...Cupcakes!!! Yummy!

Cupcakes,one of my favorite little treats to make anytime any for any occasion. This time I made them for a birthday party. I thought instead of trying to find the "right" recipe I thought I would a use two of my favorite cake recipes!! A Vanilla bean Butter cake and a Mocha-chocolate cake. Both are my favorite.The Vanilla bean Butter cake is a dense, rich cake that is almost like a pound cake with a crunchy "crust" with a Rich fudge frosting. The mocha-chocolate cake had a really light and not-to-sweet white frosting. Yummy!! Not sure if I am going to share the recipe just yet. I am thinking about it! I might get generous and share it! Keep on looking!
This is the Sparkeling sugar I used on the top of the cupcakes! It is from a Seattle based company, India Tree, I love all their fancy sanding and decorating sugars. Check out the website, you will see why I like using them. I bought this one at my local QFC, they carry 5 colors at around $5.50 a bottle but it is worth it!

MMmmmm.... The finished cupcakes! They were a hit!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Creative Puns For Smart Minds!

These are some cute sayings I found on one of my favorite websites I follow, I really like these and I know you will too!

1. Te roundest knight and King Arther's round table was Sir Circumference. He acquired his size from eating too much Pi.
2.I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan Island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
3.She was only a whiskey maker, but he liked her still.

4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated on an Algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.

5.The Butcher backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.

6.No matter how much you push the envelope, It will still be stationary.

7. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.
8. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.
9. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
11. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.
12. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
13. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other, “You stay here, I’ll go on a head.”
14. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.
15. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said, “Keep off the Grass.”
16. A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was, a nurse said, “No change yet.”
17. A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.
19. The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.
20. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
21 A backward poet writes inverse.
22. In a democracy, it’s your vote that counts. In feudalism, it’s your count that votes.
23. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.
24. Don’t join dangerous cults, practice safe sects!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Old Pants, New Skirt!!!!

Well, here is a way to turn an old pair of pants or jeans in to a really cute skirt! I used to do this
as a teenager and I had forgotten how cute it turns out! I have been researching it online
and there are allot of people out there with alot of helpful info about doing this! I had recently
been cleaning out my closet and dresser of some old clothes I didn't want any more. I had put them in a bag and not taken them to Goodwill( glad I didn't) I found these old pants and the insert fabric is from an old shirt!! It was a great match!!!
I started out cutting the pants to the desired length. You can leave it long and just trim off the old hem. I like the frayed look on the hem but you can sew a real hem on the bottom when you are done!

Next you have to cut the inner seams leaving a raw edge,again I like the frayed edge!
Here is the beginning of the front insert, I just randomly sewed together some of the pieces till it fit the front and back opening!

Here I fit the panel in to the front to see if it would fit! Notice the mark on the top seam? I marked it with the wrong pen(not a fabric marker) Oops! and had to put some stain remover on it!

I sewed both panels front and back, I sewed them inside out so the frayed edges were showing,Notice I used green thread, That was all I could find and I think It went with the little green flowers in the fabric!I wanted it a little quirky!! The next one I want to do is a Denim with some cherry and Denim inserts!! I will post more pics later! I also finished Michaella's Blanket yesterday! I will add the pics to another blog post. Thanks for looking and enjoy! Try one for yourself, they are fun :)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

YAY!!! We have peas people!!! Lettus, carrots and almost Broccoli!

Well here we are, we have Peas!!! and a few other veggies! I am so
excited to see my little veggie garden growing and actually
living!! Geoff and I get a kick out of going out and looking at the
new growth!! I am getting impatient watching all
my goodies grow!!! As soon as we harvest, let me
know if you want to come over and have a salad.
I have never grown a garden and now I can feel the same
feeling people who garden all time feel!! Enjoy the pictures
and I will keep you posted!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

It looks so pretty now!!

Our yard is looking really nice! Cleaning out the flower beds, lay down beauty bark and moving some plants around really made a huge difference! It looks so good now and I will have to give Geoff a huge pat on the back for doing this. Yes! He did this and he did such a great job!!! I usually lay out a blanket in the sun and keep him company while he toils away in the sun!! I know, I probably should help but I really don't like to get dirty and do yard work!! Yuck! He gives me a hard time about it but i usually just smile at him! Then he says "just hang out with me and keep him company". I am good at doing that!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Spring Flowers in my front yard!!!

I Just wanted to post some pictures of the front yard! We have come a long way from when
we moved here. It was over grown and had'nt been trimed in about 2 years.
After alot of sweat and heard work (I will have to give Geoff
most on the credit, I don't like to work in the dirt! Yuckie)
Enjoy the pictures and I will be posting more of the back
yard very soon :)