mamazoya

Recording the journey…and knitting

Hi! I’m back! July 18, 2012

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I got my computer back from the computer doc tonight! Look for some up coming posts!

 

*This Moment* June 22, 2012

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember

 

Thank you to Soule Mama to starting this wonderful tradition

 

Three bean salad June 20, 2012

I am having an off week, am I not?  Forgot yesterday should have been the recipe and today the WIP…Oh well it’s a nice shake up and I meant to do it.  That’s my story and I am sticking to it like glue.

OK, so this is a brand new favorite and even though I have only made it once, I will be making this for a long time to come!

1 can kidney beans

1 can chick peas

1 can pinto beans

2 stalks celery, chopped fine

1/2 onion diced fine

Dressing ingredients

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup sugar

a few sprigs of fresh thyme

salt and pepper to taste

 

You could make beans from dried, you only need about 2 cups prepared beans, each kind.  You could also change the beans up-use any you enjoy.

In a jar add all the  dressing ingredients and, cover tightly, and shake until blended.  Drain and rinse beans.  In a big bowl, add every thing together with the dressing and let sit for at least an hour in the fridge.  Great to bring to a picnic!

 

WIP June 19, 2012

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I did’t get around to posting yesterday, sorry.

I’m currently making  a cardigan for Gavin.  This is the picture from the pattern.

I’m done with the knitting for the body, I’m adding a hood.  I may have to rework the hood as my first attempt came up..um…short.  I may, if I have enough yarn, add pockets.

 

 

*This Moment* June 15, 2012

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember

 

Thank you to Soule Mama to starting this wonderful tradition

 

WIP June 13, 2012

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Making this ^ with this:

I am learning hairpin lace, I am glad I am, but I’m not sold on it as a technique yet. It is a tad fiddly.

I am still working on socks I have no pictures for and my sweater. I have finished a scarf, but I’m not ready to show that one yet 😉

UPDATE! I totally for got to post the picture of my new earring frame!

I had the frame and used some leftover sock yarn and I even had the staples to put it all together!  I saw this on Pinterest a while back and have been wanting to do it, when I found some extra frames I set to work.

 

Chili cheese chicken June 12, 2012

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This is a great casserole with a southwest flair.

1 lb Chicken Diced small

1/2 cup instant brown rice

1 can diced tomatos

1 small can mild chilies

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 onion sliced

1 bell pepper sliced (color of your choice)

Cumin powder, garlic powder and taco seasoning.

In a frying pan, coat chicken in seasoning, I am very generous.  Cook until browned.  While the chicken is cooking place the dry instant rice in a baking dish.  spread the diced tomatoes with juices over the rice.  Spread the cooked chicken next, then the black beans.  Cook the onions and peppers in the pan the chicken just left, when they are softened, add the mild chilies and cook another 2 or 3 min.  Add the veggies to the baking dish, then top with cheese.  Bake at 350 deg. for 30 to 45 min or until rice is cooked and cheese is melted.  Serve with tortilla chips and sour cream.  A salad with corn and bean salsa as dressing is great.