Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Leanne Shares a Crock-Cooker Menu and Shopping List

Leanne offered us a marvelous freebie.  It's a whole week's worth of meals all planned out with the shopping list included.  All the meals are done in the crock pot.  I'm so excited to give them all a try.

Here is what we will be eating at my house next week:
  • Crock Chicken Indonesian with brown rice and stir-fried zucchini and yellow squash
  • Italiano Beef Stew over bow tie pasta with a spinach salad
  • Crock Black Bean Enchilasagna with salad, sliced avocado and corn on the cob
  • Carolina Crock Pork on whole wheat buns with coleslaw and baby carrots
  • Summer Sweet and Fragrant Chicken Drumsticks with steamed red potatoes and broccoli
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I'll be letting you know how my family likes these dishes.  =0)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

FLYing and Quilting

This is what I love the most about flying: It frees up time! When you are on autopilot with your routines, zone work, and detailing, it gives you time to pursue other adventures.

I've started many crafts in my lifetime. I think I enjoy trying something new more than I enjoy actually completing it. My family is sure that this will be another of my "doomed" hobbies. But I like the way my friend, Paula, put it. "It doesn't matter how long it lasts! It only matters if you're enjoying it while you're doing it."

With that in mind, I set out to research how to quilt. I scoured the internet for patterns and tips on how to start. I picked out lovely fabrics that made me happy. I put a book on hold at the library: Quilting for Dummies. I set up a blog to track my progress. And I am excited about it!

Track my quilting progress at "So You Think You Can Quilt."