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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cubes of Pesto

I can't remember where I first heard this idea, but I like it.

Make up a big batch of pesto and freeze the leftovers in an ice cube tray. Once solid, pop them out and seal the cubes in a freezer safe bag. Now you can have single servings of pesto whenever you want! Perfect for dropping into a bowl of tomato soup.

My basil plants were getting over loaded a few weeks ago so I thought I'd give it a go. Worked like a charm.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Zipper Pouch / Flat Bottom

A friend's birthday was a the perfect occasion to get my sewing machine back out. It had been too long, especially since I have so much fabric sitting idly in my drawers. (And zippers too!)

I decided to sew up a flat bottomed zippered pouch but I elected to follow this tutorial instead of just winging it like I did before.

The lining fabric is one of my favorite prints. I like how the two fabrics look together.

Happy Birthday, Jen!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

What's for Dinner?

Last week it was my turn to host Hump Day dinner.

I decided to recreate my favorite sandwich from one of my favorite Portland food carts, The Grilled Cheese Grill. My favorite part of eating at The Grilled Cheese Grill is that you get to eat your food while sitting in a converted school bus! It's such a fun feeling to be eating a childhood favorite on a bus!

Beverage: Soda water with lemon/lime and Capri Suns (you know to go with the grilled cheese!)

Salad: Apple and sunflower seed with honey mustard

Soup: Tomato with homemade pesto

Sandwich: Havarti cheese, tomato, and dijon mustard grilled on a whole wheat baguette

Dessert: Peanut butter chocolate covered bananas

I was laughing at dinner about how all of the foods I prepared don't exactly photograph well. Soup, melted cheese, and lumps of chocolate aren't the prettiest of things, but at least they taste good!