Friday, October 19, 2007

Had a Happy Week

Well, I am having a run-away mom girl weekend with my best friend from college this weekend but wanted to do a bit of a weekly recap.

I think that Very soon I am going to try and do themed posts.

You know:
Made it Myself Monday
Tutorial Tuesday
WIP Wednesday
Thrift Shop Thursday
Fashion Friday

Or something less nauseatingly alliterated.
or not.

But back to the recap of The Week That Was:

Very decent Thrift-shopping:
  • The 4 cup pyrex measuring cup... I only had the two cup.
  • 5 mini fluted pyrex pie plates. These are fantastic. I will use them all the time!
  • Handy dandy potato ricer/fruit press: appears to be vintage but unused, cute and handy.
  • Nice vintage robe pattern: maybe a holiday item for Mr. Bitter.
  • Red beads and a black patent leather frame handbag.

The table cloth was from a previous thrift-venture but it pulled the look together.

I think it is funny how what you buy from the thrift store usually has something to say about you current obsessions. Lately I have been cooking about a thousand times more interesting and complicated meals. Hence the small dishes and huge measuring cup.
But Betty why are you cooking so much more? Why, when there is sewing and embroidering calling out to be done? Why?

The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Box. It is like an Organic Veggie Subscription.

This is a pic of some of the stuff we got this week.

Last week I made: fresh tomato soup, pumpkin bread from fresh roasted pumpkin, butternut squash soup, cornbread, eggplant dip and sauteed shrimp, margaritas, pita croutons for a salad made with mint and feta cheese, blue cheese-cranberry-pecan salad, apple crisp, pumpkin bread caramel sundaes, gingered lemon drops ( The cocktail, mind you.), tuna casserole with green beans, ceasar salad,

and tonight we will have almond crusted local salmon with creamy leek sauce, scalloped sweet potatoes with fennel, and mixed baby greens with pumpkin seeds and apple chunks.

Normally its just: pasta, burritos, pasta, grilled fish, soup, pasta.. and maybe an omelette.

I am going to have to find a happy medium someday because my craft time has been pretty sparse.. and the huge amount of dirty dishes.. aye-aye!

but for now we are fat and happy living off the CSA Box.

Weekly Gratuitous kitten photo:

Well, off I go to take my big orange cat to the vet. He hurt his paw trying to escape from this little terror.

Maybe I will get a chance to finish my New Vintage Shirt before I hit the road.
Well, a girl can dream, can't she?


She's Sew Slye said...

THEMED POSTS! DO IT! :) I love the idea...I'm a sucker for stuff that matches.

Anonymous said...

ooooh! i'm jealous of your lovely healthy cooking inspired by local produce! i've been trying to take advantage of the squash and other autumny goods around, but I think having them come right to me would really get me going.

i'd be psyched for your themed posts too!

have a FANTASTIC time on your girl-getaway!

Angelina said...

That was like balm...the box of veggies, the list of wonderful sounding recipes...Oh my. Cooking rocks!

I hope you have a fabulous week-end with your friend!

Anonymous said...

Digging all your thrifted finds, of course. And that cat... what a great photo. :D (Hope your big orange cat feels better!)

Heidi Ann said...

What great finds from the thrift shop! Especially those pie plates - I've never seen those before! Boy, does all the stuff you made/cooked sound fabulous! Makes me feel like I should start cooking more myself.
That little kitten is beyond adorable. SO cute.

kristin said...

it's a great time a year to belong to a CSA...such colorful goods you've got!

i also love the idea of themed posts...go for it!!

(catching up a bit here)

happy belated birthday to you!!

also, love your sandwich bag dryer. my father always used to dry them perched over the faucet handles which grossed me out to no end...yours is sanitary AND so much more appealing to the eye...thanks for the tip.

Bev and Ollie "O" said...

That is one beautiful cat! Ooooooh! I love your finds, I have been looking for a potato ricer for ages, but everywhere I go they are so expensive!
I also love cooking,seperate food blog as well as my craft one, the pie dishes are wow!

byeee x

jungle dream pagoda said...

Your kitty is darling ! If you start Fashion Friday ,I will promise to try and join you.

Valerie said...

Okay the veggies are awesome, but the ketteh -well -that is the cutest ever.

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