Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad
1 Butternut squash 
Feta cheese, crumbled
Bacon, fried and crumbled
Dried cranberries
Green onions, sliced
Almonds, slivered
Kale in bite size pieces

Apple cider vinegar
Olive Oil
Dijon mustard
salt and pepper

Peel and cut up butternut squash. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and a hint of sage. Roast at 400 degrees until starting to turn golden brown around the edges. Let cool. 
Toss with remaining ingredients and drizzle with salad dressing.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Market Bags and a Potholder

In my daughters last couple of years in college, she lived in an apartment so she did her own grocery shopping. I bought some fabric that I knew she would love to make her some grocery bags. Well time went by and they didn't get made. Eventually she used some of the fabric to recover 2 bar stools and fill in a picture frame.  
When she got engaged to be married, I knew it was time to make those bags. However with wedding plans, I didn't get around to it right away. While she was away on her honeymoon, I finally got to sewing! This worked out great because I was able to include them in a basket of housewarming gifts.
Luckily there was enough fabric left from the bar stools and picture frame that I only had to do minimal piecing.
With the little bit of fabric that was leftover from the bags, I was able to make her a potholder.
I had just enough fabric to make the front of the potholder, so for the trim and the back, I used fabric from some of her clothes that she wore as a little girl. 

Her husband surprised her with the tea kettle, and some fun tea tea to go with it! It is just the cutest! He did good :)

Thursday, November 5, 2015


We had new windows put in our house. Using the old windows, Doc B built this greenhouse.