January 30, 2011

January Wrap-Up

The first month of the year is coming to an end. I am patiently waiting for the longer days of day light. All of my house plants are loving the new house. This is my Christmas cactus that decided to finally bloom again. I think it has bloomed a total of 3 times in the 9 years I have had it. It makes me giggly when my plants are happy.

2011 Challenge
I was able to try a few new recipes this month. These three turned out the best. From left to right is Minestrone soup, pretzels with a spicy mustard dip, and vegetable lasagna. The soup and the lasagna were meals both Chris and I liked so they are making it to the list of regulars. The pretzels were wonderful and would be great for special occasions. Recipe credits: Minestrone Verde recipe is from Cat Cora’s classics with a twist book. Pretzels are from Pyllis Hoffman’s Celebrate magazine, the Fall 2009 issue. The Chicken Caesar Lasagna recipe is from Better Homes and Gardens and you can find the link HERE.

The granny stripe is the crafty project I am working on at the moment I have finally completed the main part of the afghan. I did a total of 10 repeats of the striping pattern.

I am currently working on weaving in all of those ends. Then I will start on the border. I am hoping to complete this in February. I already have some ideas for my next yarn project and I am anxious to get that started.

I will leave you with some photos of Chloe in the month of January.


Blogger Open Roads Mama said...

ah, the toilet paper :) we have no more toilet paper on the rolls in the bathrooms, all paper's now up on the shelf above where the little one can't get it.
Good to hear you're trying new recipes, especially exciting when they come out good and are easy enough to make again and again.
And lastly, I am too waiting for the longer sunny days, getting tired of winter.

January 30, 2011 at 11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a cutie! and I love the photo of your plant, the pot it is in is lovely.
veg lasagne looks nice too!

February 6, 2011 at 12:44 PM  

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