until April 15th and the end of tax season. But who's counting? (Ok, I confess!!) The combination of the winter we are having with having to file tax returns has made for some grumpy people coming into the office this year. And then if they owe.... watch out!! At least we should have some warmer weather by the time April 15th does roll around!!
Not much new to report in the knitting arena. I did want to show you the final version of the Lucy bag that I made for Sheri of The Loopy Ewe. (It was her birthday last week).
I found someone on Etsy who made the cutest sheep pins, so I asked her to make one that looked like Sheri's Loopy. Isn't he cute?
I came home from this past weekend determined to keep plugging away on my photo albums in between knitting; spinning and working etc.. I was inspired to buy a new toy after this past weekend. It is a Cricut and it cuts out letters and shapes from colored paper. It is very cool. I won't even begin to list all the ways I justified buying it. I know it will get used alot!!
As promised , here is the pasta salad that we had this past weekend.. complete with frogs!!
My B.F.F. Cheryl was so kind to share her recipe!!
D’Mico & Sons Pasta Salad
1 lb. Rotini noodles (cook according to box, rinse in cold water and chill)
1-1/2 to 2 cups cooked turkey breast (cut into pieces)
1 cup Craisins
1 medium yellow onion diced
4 diced celery stalks
All of the above can be mixed together and chilled. I add the following dressing about ½ hour before serving and add the toasted almonds last (so they stay crunchy).
1 cup whole toasted almonds (read package for directions on toasting)
¼ cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons Champagne Vinegar (fine white vinegar is probably okay)
2 cups Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons cold water
2 Tablespoons Poppy Seed
2 tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
Whisk dressing to combine. Add to pasta and toss. Add toasted almonds.
You can garnish for holidays as follows:
Leap Year – plastic frogs
Easter – plastic bunnies or eggs
Fourth of July – American Flags
Deer Hunting Opener…..that will remain a mystery…..until then ;)
Just use your imagination…..I assure you that some people might not “get it,” or even appreciate it, but it’s worth a good laugh!!!!!!
Yes, that's right. The frogs were added because she served it on February 29th. Our next scrapbooking weekend is during deer hunting seaon, and we are all just a little worried!
Well, I smell fresh Monster Cookies coming out of the oven so I better check it out.
Until Next Time....