Picked a bunch of tomatoes today , and yesterday , and the day before :) .. So I made roasted tomato sauce ..You just cut up the big tomatoes, I use 1/2 of a big onion for a sheet pan size, a bunch of fresh basil , some kosher salt and drizzle it all with olive oil..( last summer when I had alot of zucchini , I would cut one up and roast it too.. No one knew the difference and it got some more vegetables in my kids !)Stick it in the oven at 425 for about 45 minutes to an hour..let them cool and then stick all of it in the blender.. This made 2 freezer bags that we will then use on pasta . When I use it I add one of the basil cubes and a little more salt , and a tiny pinch of sugar.. topped with romano cheese , its a wonderful way to use up those tomatoes !
Friday, July 20, 2012
I was going through crochet withdrawal .. started another blanket..This time summer garden granny square from attic 24 ..Last year when I saw all kinds of crocheted granny square blankets , I stumbled across the Attic 24 blog and made this pattern. I made theat blanket for my sister in law for her birthday, so I need this one for myself ! I started making the last round in white , but didn't really want that look, so I ripped it out and changed to this light brown /tan ..
Hope you all have a great weekend !!
Sunday, July 15, 2012
This morning I cut back all my basil plants washed, dried it and stuck it in the food processer with some olive oil.. I then put it in ice cube trays, into the freezer until they are hard and then the cubes will go in zip loc bags in the freezer. The basil stays green and the cubes are perfect to toss in sauce or marinades, or even a couple kinds of soup I make. Its like having fresh basil all year ! I hope to do this a few more times before it frosts here.
some cards I made this week ..I think the graduation card is so cute.. I made them with my cricut ..
I made doughnuts for the kids this morning using Grands biscuits , they dip them in powdered sugar and cinamon sugar..
Saturday, July 14, 2012
This blanket was my car project to Florida and back.. I almost finished it ,just did a couple more rows and the border when I got home. It is 52 rounds and 4 rows of sc for the border..
Before we left I finished this Lizzie Kate Halloween abc.. Its really cute, can't wait to figure out what I am going to do to finish it. We finally got some desperately needed rain yesterday and its drizzling this morning. Hope it does that all day !
Have a wonderful weekend !
Friday, July 13, 2012
For our vacation , we went to Panama City Fl..My husbands parents live there .. We stayed on the beach in a very nice condo..( Sterling Breeze Condos) ..We have stayed on the beach before , but this condo was much nicer than some of the others we have stayed in.
My youngest son and I ..he started Freshman High school football camp this week..and it is HOT out !
The beach was just beautiful..we spent every day in the ocean, te water was so clear and warm ! We walked the beach every morning.. It was a great time !
The balcony to our door of the condo ..pretty high up ! In the distance is a really cute little shopping mall called Pier Park..We walked there every night.
We left Panama City and drove down to Holiday Fl. and visited my stepmother and then went to the cemetary where my Dad is..
Thanks for coming by, And thank you always for your nice comments !!