Saturday, March 31, 2007

A Bare Pantry and a Little Creativity

I am in desperate need of going to the grocery store. Grocery shopping is most certainly on my list of least favorite things to do. Once upon a time Albertson's delivered my groceries! It was the most fantastic of all delivery services. I would just get on-line, search for the items I wanted, and added them to my cart. I scheduled delivery for the next day and the little delivery man would bring all my groceries up to my doorstep. One horribly dreadful day...I got an e-mail saying that Albertson's will no longer be delivering groceries to my area. Needless to say I was distraught and have been ever since ;-) So, I guess the point of this story is that my pantry is bare because I am avoiding the store. However, I have a nice little skill of being able to make something of nothing so, I managed to scrounge up the ingredients for a yummy little pizza and boy was it good! Luckily, I had some whole wheat pita bread, which I used for the crust. I had a can of tomato paste and tomato sauce which I mixed together with a little garlic salt, dried basil, and oregano. I also miraculously had cheddar cheese AND mozzarella which I sprinkled on top and then I caramelized some onions and bell peppers. After my little pizza was topped I just popped it in the oven for about 10 minutes on 350 degrees. I ate the whole thing and I had enough ingredients left over to make another one!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

My Quest for Peeps and Other Happy Things

This year is the first year that my family is coming over to my house for Easter. I originally had thought it was going to be a small gathering of my immediate family, you know the usual people for holiday gatherings. Well, my mom told me yesterday evening that my Grandmother is so excited about coming over to my house for Easter that she is calling in the troops. Yep, people that I have not seen in like 10 years! So, needless to say I am freaking out a bit. Anyhoo, I don't have ANY Easter decorations and what is an Easter party with no decorations? So, the other day I was surfing the wonderful world of craftster (the most fantastic website ever, check it out under my links) for ideas and came across this link:

I thought this was the perfect way to decorate my house. What a wonderful idea! A peeps garland...fantastic, why didn't I think of that? So, now comes the quest for my peeps (something about saying that makes me laugh every time!). Well, apparently in my town, the cute multi-colored peeps are hard to come by. All I am able to find is yellow. Not that I have anything against the yellow peeps, they are cute too and will most certainly serve their purpose for this project. So...for the mean time, I settled for the original little yellow peeps until I come across the others.

Showing some love for the little yellow peeps:
Believe it or not, I have actually never eaten a peep. My Aunt's cat Ashley once licked all the sugar off a whole package of peeps. I figure if a cat has had a peep I should try one. I noticed on the package it said "a fat free food". I had to laugh because the little guys are covered in sugar and doesn't sugar turn to fat? Oh well....I found they taste just like a sugar covered marshmallow ;-)

So...of course while I was on my quest for peeps I got distracted and found myself wondering the isles of Jo Ann's. Not really sure what I went in there for but I came across the most happy looking and colorful yarn! I am going to knit some dish rags for my kitchen. Something about hand knitted dish rags makes me want to do the dishes more! Hey, anything that works right?

Since it is a really stormy night out tonight (we are under a tornado watch but hey, what's new), I am going to Grey's Anatomy...and knit up a few little dishrags! Cheers!

Monday, March 26, 2007

My First Blog

Well, there are so many fantastic blogs out there so...I have decided that now it is my turn, not that mine is going to be fantastic or anything ;-). My blog is called *Piggies Pleasures* because that is the name of my little crafty business. The name came to me (with a little help from the bf) when I was in Crested Butte, about 4 years ago, for a summer vacation and it all started from there. My dear friend and I are working on getting our Etsy shops up and running so be looking for links to that in the next few months. You will see a lot of craftiness on this blog with some gardening and cooking thrown in! I can't wait to get this started but there are a few more things to work out. So, if you are interested...stay tuned!
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