Sunday, November 15, 2009
1 food chopper (I got mine from pampered chef..you can also use a knife to chop everything)
1 large bowl
1 rubber spatula
1/4 tsp measuring spoon
4-5 medium size tomatoes
1 small white onion
1 jalapeno pepper (or more depending on how hot you want your salsa!)
1 yellow bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
approx 1-2 tbs finely chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp minced garlic (or 1-2 cloves, chopped)
1/2 tsp sea salt
rinse all the veggies and cut each end off. I left the seeds in my jalapeno, but if you don't want it as hot, take the seeds out. (You may want to use rubber gloves when dealing with jalapeno seeds, because the oils can get on your fingers and stay there for a while. You don't want to accidentally rub your eyes and get the oil in your eyes.) Cut the veggies into sections that will fit into the chopper. Chop all the veggies and put them in the bowl. You can use a board scraper to pick up all the pieces. I got mine at Target. Add 1/2 tsp of garlic and 1/2 tsp of sea salt. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice from each half into the mixture. Add about 2 Tbs of finely chopped cilantro. Stir all the ingredients well. Make sure to taste the salsa, and add more salt or garlic to taste. (I ended up adding another 1/4 tsp of garlic, but I love garlic and onions and anything stinky!!)
Serve in a large decorative bowl with your favorite tortilla chips. You can also make tortilla chips by buying soft taco shells, cutting them into triangles (like a pizza), brushing them with olive oil, adding a few of your favorite spices (I use the pre-mixed blends for bread dipping, but experiment to see what you like!), and then baking at 350 for 15-20 minutes, or until just crispy. They will crisp a little more once they cool, so don't over do them in the oven.
Recipe makes quite a bit, so enjoy for a party or a group of friends. It also keeps for about 2 weeks in the fridge!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
So, I've decided to create a detailed list of things that I need to do. And I'm going to do this list a week at a time. At first I'll create small attainable goals. Then, as I get used to it, I'll add more to challenge myself a little more.
First list...here goes:
goal 1: Make three coffee cup cozies by the end of the week (Friday)
goal 2: Finish the drop stitch scarf by the end of the weekend.
goal 3: Post the products of goal 1 and goal 2 on etsy.
Unfortunately I missed prime selling time for my favorite holiday..I can't sell Halloween stuff :( But, I'll start making things for Christmas and Valentines day.
Anyway, I think I've talked enough about my problems and my goals. Have a good night.
Saturday, October 03, 2009
The first is a circular shrug I started at annual training. I set it down for a few weeks when I got home, but picked it up and finished it within two days! I'm so lazy! I could have just finished it in August...oh well. I finished it just in time for fall.
The second is kind of a sneek peek. I've decided that I'm sick of stray litter on the floor from when my cats come out of their box and I had a bunch of balls of yarn laying around that are mad from fabric that have been cut into strips and sewn together, so I decided to make a litter box rug. So, this pic is a sneek peek of my kitchy farmgirl rug. It was hard to knit at first..I'm using size us 15 needles and it's still really tight, but I'm used to it now, so it's going a lot faster. Should be done in the next few days.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I love the red contrast stitch on the black and white background...
(that's not white, it's tan..the other colors are green, camo, and brown)
Saturday, August 08, 2009
So, my annual training was kind of crappy this year. We stayed in DIRTY barraks in sleezy Grayling. Now, if I were just spending my time on the field it would be one thing. But, we're in the band. Part of our job is to look our best. How can we do that when we're living in filth? Anyway, the beggining of the second week I got a call from my mom saying my great grandmother was sent to hospice. My command ended up being really cool and releasing me, so my squad leader drove me home for the night so I could see her one last time. She ended up dying on Wednsday morning at 3 A. M.
So, I had a crappy AT. I get home and find a package on my kitchen counter filled with goodies from Wales. It didn't fix my broken heart, but it lift my spirits significantly. Inside were the buttons I ordered (although, I only remember ordering one set...I think the second set were a gift.), and the vintage Rudiments of Music book.
And, SUPRISE!! Birthday gifts from Wondra! Thank you so much! My cats really liked the i.d. yarn. It was apparant when I went up to my attic and it was unraveled all across the floor. Not to worry though! It took me about three hours, but I was able to untangle it and wind it back up into a ball....I almost killed my cats....Ok...so, I googled british military buttons, and I found the two small silver ones. Don't know if you know this Wondra, but the buttons you sent me are almost three hundred years old. No, not almost, ARE!! And they are beatiful..mabey I'll make a doll and use them for eyes, just like in coraline...j/k...I do think I'll use them in my Mrs. Lovett costume though. Anyway, THANK YOU for my presents!!
I bought some more yarn to make more shrugs..I'll be making them in multiple sizes and putting them in my etsy shop. The yarn I picked up is a nice forest green...should fit the falling leaves motif. I'll be starting on a size small tonight. Anyway, I've talked and talked tonight! I'll be back soon!!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
i was unpacking and found this guy....his hair is falling out, so i need to fix him with something else...don't know yet though, but as soon as i see something it'll hit me!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, April 03, 2009
I'm almost finished with the back of the bed jacket. It's not very far, but at least it's an accomplishment. Only five more sections to go! I figured with the amount of time I acctually knit, it'll be a section or so a week. I'm going to do the arms at the same time so they're even with each other. I may even do the front two pannels the same way.
I know I'll have a ton more time to knit in a few weeks. Tommarrow I'm going with my mother to look at a house for rent. I've seen the outside, but I don't think I need to see the inside to make up my mind. I've already done so. So, all I'm waiting for is for the construction crew to finish renovations. When I'm living on my own I won't have anyone to talk to except my cats, no cable, no digital converter, so I'll be able to knit a LOT!
One of my mothers co-workers is selling a brand new reclining couch for $75. SWEET! Now I'll be able to have company over!
So, I promise I'll get pics of my knitting and the house up soon. Mabey I'll throw in a couple of my cats, because I know everyone is just DYING to see how they're doing!
Just one more thought....I'm browsing patterns on ravelry and I came across a couple from the new issue of Vogue knitting....I'll have to pick that issue up...there are some really cute peices!
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
My mother and I drove past the house today. Acctually we drove by about three times. I'm afraid that the people working on the house thought that we were two psychos because we drove by really slow and staired. I don't care though. It's a cute little white house with room for a vegetable garden and flowers under the windows. And it's within walking distance of work.
The best part about this whole thing is that it's a two bedroom house, so I'll be able to have a proper craft room!
I don't sound too excited, do I??
My mother is going with me on Saturday to view the house, but it's just a technicality. I just want to picture what it looks like inside so I can decorate in my head!
Friday, January 09, 2009
but, i'm still going to do the sweater i had lined up for january next.
i found my camera...it was at the bottom of a laundry basket that i piled a bunch of sweaters and jackets on...they were clean! i swear! but i'm just lazy and haven't put them away yet...anyway, i'll post soon, but i don't have time right now....