Our cafe is pretty awesome. One of the pizzas a friend and I get to share is an Alfredo garlic sauce, with all the meats (except chicken), feta and white cheddar. NOMS!
You’re jealous. It’s okay! 😉
I love spring!
Spring and fall, those are my two favorite holidays. One thing I will never forget about Massachusetts is the blooming of the flowers or the changing of the colors.
In Texas, we don’t get quite as much color as the East coast does but we get some. The main event around here is the blossoming of the bluebonnets. I will have to try and catch some photos of them this year. They are gorgeous and very short lived since they do not tolerate Texas sun at all.
The next best thing about spring is sandals! Yay! I’m already browsing DSW to see what all they have coming in and the selections are so cute! This Andrew Geller Anderson Wedge Sandal in Silver certainly has my attention!
I really like the mesh and beaded detail in the front and the cut out wedge! So cute! What do you think?
Saturday we had an SCA event called Music and Dance Symposium.
It was all things dancing and music. It was just heavenly. I, unfortunately, wasn’t able to attend any of the classes as I was in charge of running the check in but I got to visit with a lot of people I don’t see very often. There was a ball at the end of the day which was also a lot of fun and something Kress and I enjoy doing together.
However, this not only means we were done all day but dinner, which is normally served at 4, was very late since we didn’t get home until after 10. Layla was very unhappy with me and was making very grumpy noises as she followed us around the house as we served dinner.
Afterwards though, she allowed this moment of cuteness. So I get to live another day.
A lady where I work by the name of Robin is trying to get a project off the ground that will provide 9×9 granny squares in order to be made into lap blankets for cancer patients going through chemo. I met up with her and found out this crochet square project is a little personal to her. A good friend and co-worker recently lost her battle with breast cancer. While undergoing her chemo treatments, one of the things she mentioned was how she was always cold during and after treatments.
Robin’s inspiration for the project happened when she came across an article in a Crochet magazine (Crochet 1-2-3) that was about a woman who did something similar for her mother who was going through chemo. Robin would like to see this become an ongoing thing since there are quite a few people dealing with this terrible illness.
Shortly after speaking with her, I sent out the call to all my local knitters and crocheters. I had quite a few responses so I am hoping I can help Robin get this off the ground. One of my friends, Corie, contacted me to tell me she was moving but had a large bag of 2×2 as well as 3×3 squares I was welcome to have. Awesome! It can give me a jump start on the project since all I will have to do it sew them together. Perfect!
That is what I spent some of my downtime this weekend doing. I ended up with 5 of these cute squares. The 3x3s were a tad larger than 3×3 so all I had to do was whip stitch them together and I have my 9×9 sqaure! Yay!
We leave on March 8th for a week long camping trip in Mississippi so I suspect the drive will allow me to get a couple done on the way there and back. 🙂
Yes, I know. It’s probably not the best title but it’s the best I could come up with at the time!
A friend actually turned me on to these a couple weeks ago and I finally got around to making them. They are super easy and perfect for a quick breakfast or even a snack!
Shredded hash brown potatoes – completely thawed
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ t salt (plus a little more to taste for the eggs)
Black pepper, to taste
HEB Pork Sausage
6 large eggs
1. Preheat the oven to 400. Coat a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray
2. In a large bowl, combine the hash browns, olive oil, salt and pepper. Coat the bottom and sides of the muffin tin with the hashbrown mixture, leaving a well in the center. Bake for 15-20 minutes until edges are browned.
3. I only used maybe a 1/3 of the sausage, cooking it in a frying pan and making sure that it was crumbled evenly. Meanwhile, I whisked the eggs together until thoroughly beaten. Salt & pepper (or add herbs) to taste.
4. Sprinkle the shredded cheese and browned sausage pieces into each of the hash brown cups add the egg mixture until the cup is filled. Place the muffin tin back into the oven and bake for another 15 minutes or until the eggs are set.
5. To remove from tins, I used a knife and ran it around the edge of the tin before popping the egg cupcake out.
I made these on Monday and put them in the fridge. They make for a great quick breakfast while running out the door!