Monday, August 8, 2011

Weekend sewing and cooking

I sewed yesterday afternoon and worked on my Row by Row quilt.  I had made the rows but had not put them together. I started putting them together and found out I was missing a row.  I had not done the May flower row...I also didn't like the January row so I took it off and am re-doing that row.  I thought I could live with it and decided I didn't want to live with would bother me too much so I un-sewed it.  I'll be re-doing that row and put it back on tonight or this week. I'll show you the finished rows later. I still haven't taken pictures of this but will this week.   I didn't get finished with the flower row as I had to stop and go to the grocery store. I wanted to try out a new recipe and do something different for supper. 

We like the Chipotle restaurant and I decided to try to do a take-off on their burrito bowl....I made spanish rice, Fajita chicken and red beans. I bought hot sauce from Chili's.  I cut up tomotoes, lettuce, onions and bell peppers.  My family liked it alot and so did I. My DH loved it and said he liked my version better than Chipotle...Hm, easy to fix and he liked it too.  Not bad, I think I'll do this again.

I made a recipe from a blog I read...Becoming Betty.  She had a recipe for White Chocolate Popcorn.  I popped popcorn and made her recipe.  Here's a link. I made this and was letting it "set up". (You know what I mean by that, right?  It's like Rice Crispie squares, you have to let them harden... I started reading blogs trying to catch up on the people I follow. I turned around to ask my husband if he wanted some and he was already munching down on it. He said it was his third helping...He loved this stuff.  This was also very easy to make...I can't wait to share this with my grandkids....
It was fun to cook tonight. Normally, it's a chore for me but I enjoyed making both of these.  Now, I'm doing an easy dinner tonight and sewing some more.  Hopefully, you will see pictures. I hope you get to sew today, til next time....


Impera_Magna said...

Oh, that white chocolate popcorn sounds sinfully delicious! Thanks for the link...

Do you have a recipe for the burrito bowl dish you made? I'm always looking for something different for dinner...

Tracy said...

Yay for successful experiments! And it's a treat to have a hubby who is appreciative!

My last 2 experiments (Linguine with shrimp, tomato & chili and Knock You Naked Brownies) were NOT successful. The pasta was a one-plate thing, then the rest was thrown out and peanut butter toast was made. The brownies were okay, but a pain to make and very messy to eat.

Mr. W., who's famous for saying, "I'll eat pretty much anything", specifically asked me to NOT make either of these things again. :sigh:

Anonymous said...

I like to go to Chipotle, so I'm sure I'd love the burrito bowl.

I also checked out the site for the popcorn recipe - and it looks like a real winner.

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