Saturday, April 24, 2010

Confession of a formally blonde sports fan.....

I've gone back to my "roots" literally. For some people they haven't seen my true hair color in decades.

So now I thought it was time for a change. I don't know how long it will stay this way, but maybe just until I get bored with it.

Here's the before and after.



Sunday, April 18, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake.

I bought a 2lb package of Strawberries last week and enjoyed them everyday for lunch. Now the week is over and I know with well over a pound of strawberries left they're not going to make it another week.

So what to do???

Make strawberry shortcake with them, so that's what I did. I found a great recipe on the box of Bisquick.

1st Slice all the strawberries and put in a bowl of water and sugar, I used about 1/3 of a cup (I eyeballed it) disolved the sugar and let the strawberries sit for about an hour in the sugar water.

And for the shortcake recipe.

2 1/3 cups Bisquick mix
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

1. Heat oven to 425°F.
2. Mix in a medium bowl Bisquick mix, milk, 3 tablespoons sugar and the butter until soft dough forms. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by 6 spoonfuls (I actually got 8 shortcakes.
3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
4. Split warm shortcakes; fill and top with strawberries and whipped cream.

Also for the whipped cream I cheated a little, I didn't whip my own I used Reddi Whip, it's still real whipped cream it just saves a couple of steps.

It was a great treat and a little taste of summer early. What made it even better it was cold and gloomy all day today, so this made a little bit of sunshine.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thank You!!!

I arrived home today to a great surprise. A box in my mailbox. I got in the house, opened it up and found some wonderful goodies.

Yarn, wonderful Yarn!!!

I got 2 skeins of Red Heart, in a pretty lavender and a multi pink color, 2 skeins of Deborah Norville Sock Yarn in a pretty blue and 2 skeins of I love this cotton in a pretty multi-blue/green/yellow/orange. And a fun pattern for Yoga Socks, I'm so going to make them.

Now I just have to figure what to do with it all. And also how to get the box away from the cat, she might be happier than I am...she loves cardboard.