Recording the journey…and knitting

My Birthday week end! April 30, 2012

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So Saturday was my birthday and I had a great time.  My mom and sister surprised me with my Great Uncle and Great Aunt, God mother and two of my cousins, whom all came to help celebrate!


Finished Objects! April 18, 2012

Oh I have been busy!

A beaded necklace

A Cowl for Memaw

Another bowl and actually I made three more but only two got recorded.

I finished this years eggs!

some home spun-those bright colors? I used left over Easter egg dye to dye some roving then spun!

And best of all…I got the sweater done!


Crab Rangoon Dip April 17, 2012

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This is a newer recipe to my repartee, but it has been requested every time there is a party or other gathering!  the original recipe comes from The Pampered Chef, in their Stoneware inspirations cook book.  This is such an easy, wonderful dip, I know it by heart!  I took these pictures the last time I made it and forgot to get one of the final product and when I thought about getting the picture, IT WAS GONE!

1  Package softened cream cheese

1  pressed garlic clove

1  cup shredded Swiss cheese

3/4(or so)  cup sweet and sour sauce (get one you really like)

1  can crab meat (I like Polar brand.  The recipe actually calls for 1 cup chopped imitation crab or go whole hog and get real “fresh” crab)

1/4  cup sliced almonds

Thinly sliced green onions (I wing this, need to cover the top)

Tortilla chips

Pre-heat the ovan to 350 deg.  Mix the cream cheese, garlic and Swiss cheese in a bowl until well combined (I have made this part up to 24hrs before finishing, to let the favors mingle)

When mixed, spread into shallow baking dish.  I have a beautiful vintage Fire King pie pan that is dedicated to just this dip.  Top with the sweet and sour sauce,

flake the crab on and add sliced almonds.  Bake for approximately 20 Min.

When you take it out of the oven, top with the green onions and serve warm with the chips.


Monday I’m Back April 16, 2012

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It has been a crazy two weeks and just didn’t have the energy to post any thing.  The Week end of Palm Sunday, we were back in Princeton to see my SIL and her Family!  Then Easter Happened the the candy coma commenced!  It was a beautiful day full of out side activities!

Then tish weekend was mostly quiet with a little blood giving and dog sitting!