Psst. I’m still here.

Sun, Mar 17, 2013

Culinary Mayhem, Fabric Mayhem

Psst. I’m still here.

I haven’t been working on any big projects (outside of work)…other than talking about how I have no space in our new apartment to do any big projects. Don’t get me wrong, I love our new apartment, I just miss playing with spray paint. I keep checking my budget to see if I can afford to rent some studio space to go wild with paint and whatnot. So far, not so much. NYC space is expensive. :/

Sam has been on a potato skin bender and at $12+ tax, tip & delivery each time, it was getting crazy expensive. I bought a 5 pound bag of potatoes, baked, scraped, and stuffed them with cheese & bacon. All he has to do now is toss one of the 7 containers in the oven.

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Total cost? About $8.50 and my bacon is way better than the junk that was being delivered. The easiest way to dig the potatoes out? Grapefruit spoon. Works like a charm!

There was also a fudge incident. It was my first time making fudge and I can see room for improvement (I cut down big marshmallows that were a tad…stale). That said, tasted pretty awesome and the chunks of sea salt are definitely a *do*.

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I boxed up a little batch in that berry box and froze it for my Mom. She’s coming to visit soon!

It’s been almost 9 months since I used my sewing machine (!!!!). I quite literally forgot how to put zippers in. I messed around and made 4 little bags. The zippers are rough but the cuteness of the bag makes up for my diminished skill. I’m rusty!

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I also zipped up a cute little blue gingham tablecloth for our kitchen.

Penny and Tucker send all their love (and ask for cans of Sheba’s salmon).

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Janice Mathews Says:

    Welcome back!! Thank you for posting. You are such a comfort. I love seeing your projects, you are so inspiring. I started making bags I have a lined velvet bag in the making. Your right I have to practice with the zipper. Hand stitching is so helpful to me.

    Always,
    Janice Mathews

  2. Dani H Says:

    I swear, the BEST fudge is the recipe on the marshmallow creme jar except use superfine granulated sugar, butter (NOT margarine), a good quality vanilla extract, and really yummy chocolate. I like Ghirardelli or Guittard semi-sweet, though my daughter prefer’s milk chocolate. And, of course, the nuts of your choice.

    Here’s the link to the original Kraft recipe ~
    http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/fantasy-fudge-51833.aspx

    LOVE the kitty pic!
    Happy Spring!

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