2 T butter
1 T olive oil
1 cup finely diced onion
1/2 cup finely dice celery
1/2 cup finely diced carrots
1 pinch salt
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
black pepper to taste
1 pinch cayenne pepper (or the whole bottle depending on your taste... Ha Ha!)
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg ( same thing ... to taste... or so much it smells up the house!)
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups white wine
1 (28 ounce) can of plum tomatoes
2 cups of water if needed
It is 5AM!
This is when I get my best work done. Everyone is asleep and I can work without interruptions. The first thing to do is make a list of the most important things to complete and make some goals.
My list doesn't have to be long but needs to keep me on track. I make short term goals for the day...and longer term goals for the week. If I didn't have lists I would get nothing done because I always find an art supply that needs testing.
Hope you have a fun and productive week!
I started with a paperclay but I didn't like the way it looked... Moved on to a homemade clay/play dough that I like. Making little mice for a project that I love... More to come on that!
I really enjoy making things from clay. I don't have a kiln so I bounce around trying to find a good substitute. The play clay that I make works great for crafts and I can make as much as I like.
I have made 10 paperclay animals and 4 clay mice. The paperclay animals are for another project now! As soon as they dry I can paint! That is when they come to life!
I love crocheting granny squares... They are so easy to complete while I am watching a show.
This year I am using up some extra yarn. Last year I made a" 16th birthday'' gift. The yarn left over from a few projects will give me enough yarn to complete this one.
The squares are starting to pile up and it fills my heart with joy!
I am not the fastest crocheter but these only take 5-10 minutes. Amazingly fast!
Have you picked a new craft for the new year?
You still have time to get started.
Cheers to a new year and a new craft!
Looking at all the pictures I took of snow this past month filled my heart with a little bit of joy! We don't get snow often but this year we had two very good snow days! I went searching for past projects with snow as the theme. Making snow scenes and snowflakes is always fun. I hope you will enjoy this weeks winter wonderland!
I used 4 sticks of butter before noon!
That is kind of crazy but it is going to be a delicious dinner.
I have been saving all the good stuff for Thanksgiving.
The turkey smells good and the ovens are working overtime.
I gotta go ... we are off to walk 4 miles before dinner.... I have to or I can't eat the 4 sticks of butter.
Hope you have a wonderful day!
I have a favorite cup.
I have a favorite tea.
Every morning I start the day with this simple task of making tea.
I used to say no cream and sugar but now It is a necessity!
Mornings are a perfect time for tea.
I love the cup with the beautiful flowers.
Do you have a favorite cup or mug that always starts the day with you?
The granny squares are put together and finished.
I finished this in September. The best part was playing with the color combinations. I used a thicker yarn and crocheted 80 squares. I have enough to create a pillow too.
Granny squares are great when I watch a movie. I can crochet and watch almost at the same time.
Hope you are creating too!