Monday, June 11, 2012

Scrappy stuff

Here are some of the layouts I've completed over at Sketchapalooza. I love their sketches and the layouts are inspiring. These are my takes on the 4 different sketches provided to us.

Bonus sketch
Sketch one
Sketch 2
Sketch 3

New recipes 24-26

For this recipe post we have an excellent recipe, a pretty good recipe and a "OMG I threw it in the trash and it was so bad the kids wouldn't even touch it" recipe.

So we'll start with excellent and move our way down. First up is Slow Cooker Coke Chicken. Oh my word. The chicken pretty much just falls apart and is really juicy. I can't say that I would do anything different to this recipe. Although I did use Pepsi vs Coke because that's all I have in the house.

Next up is a good way to cook cube steaks. I have in the past refused to fix them because they are always so tough to cut and even tougher to chew. No matter how much you tenderize them they just don't get any better. Then I found this recipe. It will be the only way I'll ever cook them. Crockpot Cube Steak and Gravy.

Last we have the ewwwww of all recipes. I even deleted the site I found it on. I found another site that had close to the same recipe but didn't call for nearly as much of some of the ingredients. I may try it. But the recipe was for Lemon Brownies. They were beyond disgusting. And I'll leave it at that.

Latest book reviews

I don't know if anyone actually reads what I say about the books I read but it gives me something to do. I've got two books to talk about this time round. The first is the third book in the Nightshade series. Loved it. It was really good and I got a really good cry out of it. I like a book to make me cry every now and then. It shows that the author has made you fall in love with her characters.

The second book I laughed when I read the jacket at walmart but I was out of reads and this book was only $6 in the bargain bin. The Chronicles of Nick. It was entertaining to say the least. I had a hard time putting it down. It wasn't that serious (or probably even well written), but I got a lot of laughs out of it. The main character is just sassy and witty enough to make you like him. I'm actually looking forward to the other books in the series.

Now I'm reading brain mush. Some sappy love story that will probably end up with a sad ending. I don't even know who it's by off the top of my head. After I'm done with it I'll be moving on to the Sookie Stackhouse series.

The Quilt A Long

So far so good. I'm really enjoying the quilt a long at the Mommy by Day blog. If you've ever wanted to learn to quilt this is the way to do it. She is doing one set of instructions per week so that you'll have plenty of time to get each step done. We'll have a completed quilt by the end of the month. Last week we completed all of the cutting and if we chose to we could go ahead and layout all the pieces so we'd be ready for the sewing part this week. Here's mine all laid out and ready to go.