Monday, March 14, 2011
Happy pi day! And some randomness.
Gosh, it's been awhile I last blogged. Carla's been kicked off of Top Chef!
Today is mathematical pi day (3.14). One of the eateries on campus had all sorts of pies for pi day, like shepherd's pie, chicken pot pie, apple pie, cherry pie, etc.
Spring is coming! The flowers above are Marguerite daisies from the supermarket. I love how non-conformist their stems are.
Outside, there are snowdrops in the front patch. Welcome!
I made more minestrone. I'm tweaking the recipe. It's now a hybrid of the recipe from "400 Calorie Fix" and "Cook This Not That".
This is a yummy dish; Chicken Pizziola from Cook This Not That, but with breadcrumbs as in the Cordon Bleu recipe, and the chicken is baked, not fried.
I topped it with generous slices of fresh mozz. Yum.
Sweet potatoes look smashing in a pedestal dessert dish, don't they?
And Toll House chocolate chip cookies with walnuts from scratch for dessert. I gave 40 to a friend who is turning 40 this month. She said that is a good reason to grow older.
Books of the last few weeks:
I am really enjoying the Dr Weil books. Lots of good info there and ways of framing your mind, your thinking, your being, and what you let into your life. If you only have time for one, read Spontaneous Healing. Excellent. I now follow him on twitter and he's in my blogs at the right. I'm also enjoying "Movement for Self-Healing". The first section of the book is the author's amazing journey from blindness to sight.
The Cooking Light book is one recipe after another but not many pictures. What I love about the Cook This Not That series is that every recipe has a picture!
And here's my parting shot for this evening, underwear made following Antoinette's fantastic tutorial.
I sewed this on Saturday night. I just don't have time to sew like I used to (or energy), but I have a lot of patterns in the queue. I'm still healing from all my various ailments, but progress is being made!
Good night and be well!