Weekend at Home – In the Kitchen

I love to cook, I love to bake. If you know me, or if you read this blog, you know this. But sometimes I find that cooking gets a little tedious for me. If I haven't planned ahead, it's getting home at 5:00 pm through the week, and thinking to myself, what the heck am I going to cook? What can I throw together to get supper on the table fast?

It loses something like this. The passion goes out of it and it becomes a pain in the ass. Then the weekend comes and we go out somewhere, or you just don't feel like it, so you just eat whatever. It's not always like this, but sometimes that's the way it goes.

This weekend the weather has been BAD. I figured that we weren't going anywhere and that we wouldn't be seeing anyone. I got up Yesterday morning and thought to myself: I feel like cooking! I feel like baking! A quick trip out to the store (once the laneway was shovelled) and I was good to go. I thought I would share some pictures of some of the things I made. Though if you follow me on Instagram, you've already seen these. ūüôā

 

The beginnings of Italian Wedding Soup

The little meatballs that go in

The finished product

Homemade spaghetti sauce at the beginning stages

A few hours later, all done.

Tasty lemon loaf

A meatloaf – last nights supper.

This morning I made a banana bread.

 

I had a lovely weekend, home with my family.

Now I have to figure out what to cook for supper tonight. I was thinking a nice teriyaki chicken…stay tuned!

 

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46 Days

One of the things that's been keeping me busy.

One of the things that’s been keeping me busy.

46 Days. ¬†In the blogosphere, that is a really long time. ¬†Unfortunately, that’s how long it’s been since my last post.

You’d think that nothing happened to me in the last 46 days. ¬†That I haven’t read any books, cooked any meals, thought about anything interesting. ¬†Well that’s just not true. ¬†Except the book thing. ¬†Believe it or not, I’m still working on reading the book that I started at the end of November. ¬†Me, who read 60 books last year, and over 60 the year before, is still working on that same book. ¬†It’s not that it’s not a good book, I just haven’t been reading. ¬†I’ve been doing a lot of knitting, a bit of blanket making, and reading a lot of online content – magazines, tech blogs etc. This is not like me at all, but I’m not putting a bunch of pressure on myself to get reading again. ¬†It’s part of who I am, and I will get back to it eventually. ¬†Soon, I expect.

I’m also (obviously) lacking in the writing area. ¬†Again, this is very odd for me. ¬†Writing is also part of who I am. ¬†Even if I’m not blogging, I’m usually¬†journaling. ¬†I haven’t been doing that lately much either. ¬†I guess in a way I’ve been taking a break from stuff.

Break over.

So things are good. ¬†I’ve been doing some crafting lately, making things for people. ¬†One thing I have been making is fleece blankets for people. ¬†My mom introduced me to them. ¬†She had been keeping a secret from all of us (except Dad) for a few months before Christmas last year. ¬†She was making something for everyone in her family. ¬†A craft that she had received from a friend and wanted to pass on to everyone she loved. ¬†It turned out to be these awesome blankets. ¬†They are warm, comfortable, and easy to do. ¬†The really nice thing about them and the thing that makes them a great gift, is that they can be personalized based on likes, hobbies, favourite sports, etc. ¬†You just have to find a fleece that you think they will like and boom, you’re done. ¬†Since Christmas I’ve made 4 of them and there are more I want to do for different peeps that I love. ¬†They’re lots of fun. ¬†If you’re interested in making one, a useful¬†description¬†on how to do it is here. ¬†Just as an aside, I usually use 2 metres of fabric (or 2 yards if measured that way) unless for a small child, in which case I use a metre and a half. ¬†My fringe is 4.5 inches.

Just to brighten your day, this has been making the rounds online and it’s so cute, I had to share it. ¬†If you haven’t seen it, take the time to watch this future star in action.

Hope you’re having a great Friday. ¬†Till next time.