Saturday, December 17, 2011
I don't have a lot of space in my house for my crafts. Therefore they have to be Incorporated into the house. Here's how I try to make it look nice but still functional. I went to my local flea market(Riverside Antiques)and found mis-matched old shelves. One of my shelves is a drawer from and old desk and one is an old painted window box. I'm still collecting unique glass jars. I put all of my scrapbook brads in the jars.
Here I go, my very first food blog. Most of my friends know that I love to cook. In the last few years, I've found a passion for cooking. Chris and I have actually gotten spoiled because we are now cooking things better at home then we get in the restaurant. I wanted to share this recipe with you. I did find the basic recipe online but I have tweaked it to my liking. I hope you try it and you love it as much as I do. You will definitely be in a carbohydrate coma after eating this meal. lol
Penne Alla Vodka
2 tablespoons of olive oil
8-10 cloves of garlic(finely chopped)
1(28 ounce) can of whole peeled tomatoes
1(14.5 ounce) can of diced tomatoes
1/8 cup(heaping cup) dried basil
1/4 cup of citron vodka
1 pound penne
1 pint heavy whipping cream
Salt and pepper to taste.
|Your sauce will reduce down and look similar to this.|
I did go a little heavy on the basil on this day.
|Bring a large pot of water to a boil.|
Don't forget to salt your water or your pasta won't have any flavor.
|Stir cream into sauce and cook 10 minutes.|
Be sure to keep stirring during this time so tomatoes don't settle
on the bottom of the pan and burn.
|Your sauce will thicken a little while it cooks the last 10 minutes.|
|Drain your pasta. (like my vintage strainer?....just like my mother had.)|
|Toss sauce and hot pasta in a large bowl.|
|Serve and enjoy. This is a quick and easy meal. Its low in cost.|
You can buy the ingredients for this recipe for around $8.00.(not including the vodka)
Once you buy the bottle of vodka($15 a bottle) its a very cheap recipe.
I just saw a picture on television of one of these chimes. The show was taped in Toronto so not local. When I saw the angels it thrust me back in time when my mom put ours out every Christmas. My parents always made Christmas such a magical and special time. I wish I could go back in time to feel the joy I had at Christmas when life was much simpler. I would love to be able to find one of these chimes. I want to be reminded of everything my mother did at Christmas from the homemade candies, old tattered ornaments, tinsel garland and a card board fireplace. I love you mom and dad.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
I just wanted to share my latest pinterest projects. I attempted to make a glass ornament wreath. I hope you like it. It certainly didn't cost me much. The ornament wreath I have only $3.00 in it. I went to our local thrift store and bought a garbage sack full of ornaments. Came home.... tore apart a wire hanger and started stringing the ornaments. Oh I did glue all the hangers to the ornaments so they wouldn't come apart before I put them on the hanger. I still had a few casualties that broke before I could get the wreath finished. I think it turned out pretty. I'm very happy:)