Sunday, October 28, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
So whether you put them on toasted wheat bread, with bacon, or perhaps a nice pesto and mozzarella, here is how to make a tangy sweet roasted tomato.
1 or 2 cartons of rinses cherry, plum, or Capri tomatoes cut into 1/2 or 1/4
4 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (the greener the better)
2 Tablespoons of Sea Salt
1 Large shallow baking pan
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Lay your tomatoes out nice and evenly on the baking pan and drizzle them with the olive oil. Salt them evenly and put them in the oven. The key is to let them slowly roast away. Check on them in about an hour and stir them a bit so they don't stick to the pan. The peel should start to look wrinkly and the juices bubbling. Depending on your tomatoes, and your oven, roasting can take about 2 to 3 hours. You will know they are done when your house starts to smell like homemade sauce and the edges start to turn a golden brown but the inside are still red. Let them cool for about 2 to 3 minutes before eating and then try to share them.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
All week my mouth felt achy and sore. On Friday, he finished the second part - and I'm glad that is over.
The weekend brought unexpected surprises. Damien slept at his first friend's house sleep over. Video games, staying up later than normal, and being away from his siblings - you could say he was in his own little heaven. Saturday on my way home from work I saw signs for a barn sale and was happy to see they were still open. I walked around a bit and asked if they had any area rugs. Their rudeness surprised me "Does it look like we have any rugs?!" If it wasn't for a small table top wooden filing cabinet, I would have left with nothing. Once home I opened the drawers on my treasure to find a signed picture from Hank Aaron inside (I didn't know who this was but dear hubby filled me in). One word - Karma.
Sunday the red orange shag carpet got removed from the living room and we found nice hardwood floors. Today I'm finishing up the fireplace (hopefully) and we will move on the the dining room. We've already put up more grey paint swatches in anticipation. Maybe anticipation isn't exactly the right word. How was your weekend?
Monday, October 15, 2012
It's been a bit chilly lately, with us having to turn on our heat for the first time the other night. The perfect weather for knitting a
*Just a quick note - I want to thank everyone who has left us comments about our new house, or about finding my blog someway, or just all the warm kindness lately. I may not be the greatest at replying to everyone but I just want to say I appreciate every comment ♥ Thank you!*
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Later that evening I checked our mail to discover a letter inviting us to a neighborhood party for a woman who lives a road over, who is moving to Florida - a "we'll miss you" party. Handwritten at the top of the flyer was "Welcome to the Neighborhood".
So this is our neighborhood. Friendly neighbors, kids to play with, an always open rose garden a block away, houses with character and charm - sometimes hidden but there, and cats that feel like they own the street, so much so that squirrels walk on the power lines to stay away from them. What is your neighborhood like?
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Tomorrow, if your in the area, stop by the Crafts and Art Marketplace - I will be there!
One Financial Plaza
1350 Main St. Springfield, MA
From 11am - 3pm
I'm finishing up lots of things tonight - like watercolor prints, some bibs, crochet rock paperweights, and more Let It Snow garlands. Also I will have a couple bags, fabric covered thumbtacks, a few reusable snack bags, and a toddler quilt. If you do go, please stop and say hi - bring coffee :) !
Monday, October 1, 2012
In the process I have been trying to do some crafting for the upcoming a handmade craft fair happening this Friday. As you can see everything is everywhere - which made for some choice words when Buster ran by chasing the kids knocking over a box full of thread spools. Did you know they bounce? Also there was a small melt down by myself, which I'm sure looked a little funny. It wouldn't have been so bad if everything was a bit more organized but as it stands there still is no real organization.
While the inside of the house is deyond disorganized, we are enjoying the outside as much as possible. The leaves are starting to turn crispy, and twirl down in there pretty orange red yellow colors - there are little tree helicopters everywhere, and we put out some fall mums on our stairs. There is this musty earthy smell at night and the air is getting a little chilly. Soon we will carve pumpkins on the porch! Can you believe it's October already?